The application of the moment is undoubtedly Tik-Tok, but the Chinese company is accused by the United States government of being a national threat, as Donald Trump is convinced that the app serves to capture data from American users to the Communist Party. This conflict that is at its peak led the American president to give an ultimatum to the company and said:
«I set a date around September 15, for which it will cease to be operational in the United States,» the representative said of the future of the dubbing app that is raging around the world and assured, «It will close on September 15 unless Microsoft or someone else can buy it and come to an agreement,» he said.
The social network, which became famous for its ease of making and sharing short music videos, was originally called Douyin, was launched in 2016 and took only 200 days to develop. It currently has 500 million active users worldwide and was downloaded more than 1.5 billion times on the App Store and Google Play, surpassing the giants Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat. For its part Microsoft is in dealings and reported that it will continue the covers for acquiring the company and the founder of ByteDance (TikTok’s matrix) indicated on Monday that his teams are working hard to get «the best possible way out» to this conflict.» In the current environment, we face the real possibility of a forced sale of TikTok’s U.S. business (… ) or an executive order banning the application,» Zhang Yiming wrote in a message to all company staff, the Pandaily technology news outlet reported. In the same vein from Bill Gates’ company, they said: «Microsoft fully appreciates the importance of addressing the president’s concerns. It is committed to acquiring TikTok subject to a full security review and providing the appropriate economic benefits to the United States, including the U.S. Treasury,» he reported from CNN. From both companies they expect to reach an agreement before Trump’s scheduled date and avoid the postable blockade of it.