TikTok starts website to take on rumors, misinformation
The move came just days after US President Donald Trump formally ordered TikTok’s Chinese owner to sell its US assets amid allegations of national security concerns.
TikTok said Monday that it started a website and Twitter account to address what it called rumors in real-time, adding that “we neither support nor stand for the spread of misinformation” on or about its platform.
“Let us set the record straight,” the company said on the website.
“TikTok is not available in China. Its US user data is stored in Virginia with a back-up in Singapore and strict controls on employee access. TikTok has never provided any US user data to the Chinese government, nor would it do so if asked.”
The move came just days after US President Donald Trump formally ordered TikTok's Chinese owner to sell its US assets amid allegations of national security concerns.
Microsoft has been in talks with ByteDance to buy the company's operations in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with a September15 deadline for a deal.
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