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ByteDance's deadline to divest itself of social media app TikTok has elapsed, but talks are set to continue with the U.S. government about a sale without another deadline extension, according to reports.

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Last month, ByteDance was granted a seven-day extension on an order from the Trump administration to sell the short-form video sharing platform.

The deadline passed on December 5, but the Trump administration opted not to grant a new extension of an order requiring the Chinese company to divest TikTok's U.S. assets. However, talks will continue over the app's fate, reports Reuters.
A Treasury Department representative said late on Friday the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) "is engaging with ByteDance to complete the divestment and other steps necessary to resolve the national security risks."

Trump was said to have personally made the decision not to approve any additional extensions at a meeting of senior U.S. officials, according to a person briefed on the meeting. The government had previously issued a 15-day and seven-day extension of the initial 90-day deadline, which was Nov. 12, in Trump's order.
ByteDance remains in protracted talks with Walmart and Oracle on a deal that would divest it of the social media app and create a new U.S.-based company called TikTok Global.

In September, a federal judge granted TikTok a preliminary injunction that temporarily halted an order from the Trump Administration that would have banned new downloads of the app in the United States because of the perceived risks posed by their data collection practices and Chinese ownership.

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Article Link: TikTok Ban Deadline Lapses as US Government Talks Continue
 
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sw1tcher

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TikTok just needs to stall and drag this out for another 1.5 months.

Shouldn't be too difficult to stay under the radar. Trump hardly shows up to work anymore.


WASHINGTON — Over the past week, President Trump posted or reposted about 145 messages on Twitter lashing out at the results of an election he lost. He mentioned the coronavirus pandemic now reaching its darkest hours four times — and even then just to assert that he was right about the outbreak and the experts were wrong.

Moody and by accounts of his advisers sometimes depressed, the president barely shows up to work, ignoring the health and economic crises afflicting the nation and largely clearing his public schedule of meetings unrelated to his desperate bid to rewrite the election results. He has fixated on rewarding friends, purging the disloyal and punishing a growing list of perceived enemies that now includes Republican governors, his own attorney general and even Fox News.
 

btrach144

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How does that work? A ban that is past the deadline but not banned actually and no extensions are granted but talks are continuing?
Lame duck President

"Lame duck" refers to a politician who remains in power but will soon be replaced by a newly elected successor. Typically, this decreases the power of the "lame duck" officeholder as attention shifts to the politician's incoming replacement.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...ame-duck-president-political-term/6257752002/

edit: why isn’t this thread marked as political?
 

Minxy

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If it is better for the Chinese owner not to sell TikTok's US interest then it should hang on until Trump leaves office and the new administration comes in as it less likely to care about forcing a sale.
 
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gnasher729

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From your NY Times quote:

The last act of the Trump presidency has taken on the stormy elements of a drama

See what they've done there? Trump doesn't like the word "Stormy" :cool:

Liberals are going to lose there minds come 12:00pm on January 20th, 2021.
10 seconds before 12:00pm: The new President calls "White House security there? Remove anyone from the White House who doesn't belong there in five - four - three - two - one - NOW".
 

steve09090

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Liberals are going to lose there minds come 12:00pm on January 20th, 2021.
On Topic: At a bare minimum TikTok will divest and Walmart gives me yet another reason not to shop there.
I think they’ve got a lot more issues to fix rather than TikTok. Maybe the failure of the current administration in causing so many deaths? TikTok is just a political point scoring distraction from the real issues facing the U.S.
 

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I think they’ve got a lot more issues to fix rather than TikTok. Maybe the failure of the current administration in causing so many deaths? TikTok is just a political point scoring distraction from the real issues facing the U.S.
Joe Biden’s been a politician for 47years, Vice President 2x, with nothing to show for. Expect the 94' crime bill and a crackhead son o_O.TikTok can’t wait to pull Biden’s strings.
 

BuffaloTF

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Joe Biden’s been a politician for 47years, Vice President 2x, with nothing to show for. Expect the 94' crime bill and a crackhead son o_O.TikTok can’t wait to pull Biden’s strings.

If you are unaware of what he has done, then perhaps you shouldn't be part of the conversation. What an asinine thing to repeat (repeat, because it isn't an original thought) and it has an exclamation mark on that when you can't even spell "except" correctly.
 

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If you are unaware of what he has done, then perhaps you shouldn't be part of the conversation. What an asinine thing to repeat (repeat, because it isn't an original thought) and it has an exclamation mark on that when you can't even spell "except" correctly.
I couldn’t be more excited that you provided everyone on this forum with all of Joe Biden’s GREATEST accomplishments. I’ll now go and spread the word!!!
 

BuffaloTF

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I couldn’t be more excited that you provided everyone on this forum with all of Joe Biden’s GREATEST accomplishments. I’ll now go and spread the word!!!

Ok... so you're clearly Anti-All of these things then, a great place to be.

As Veep:
-2009 -- he was in charge of implementing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, which was the biggest economic recovery in our history.
-2011 -- Lead negotiator to pass the Budget Control Act of 2011
-2014 -- Re-tooled 1.5 billion dollars in grants to align with job-driven trainings
-He was instrumental in the Affordable Care Act, which of course continues to rise in popularity now that people know what it actually does
-Launched the Cancer Moonshot to accelerate cancer research and treatments

As Senator:
-Sponsored the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. This has led to a massive decline in intimate partner violence.
-Confirmed Ruth Bader Ginsburg as head of the judiciary committee.
-Broke the gender barrier on said Judiciary Committee.
-Cosponsored the legislation to curb greenhouse gases in 2007
-Introduced the Senate's first climate change bills in 1986
-Subsequently whipped votes for the Clean Air Act of 1990 (which kinda stopped the acid rain problem)
-Secured the passage of SALT II
-Pushed for sanctions against Apartheid South Africa
-Supported military involvement in Yugoslavia in the 90s when there was literal ethnic cleansing taking place
-Expanded NATO to allow Warsaw Pact countries to join
-Primary sponsor of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008
-Sponsored the Criminal History Background Checks Pilot Extension Act in 2008 -- this allowed for volunteer youth sports and group organizations to obtain state and federal background checks on their volunteers

And yes, co-authored the 1994 crime bill (which passed 95-4, by the way, and not a single black member of either chamber voted against it), which has been a resounding success outside of the Truth-In-Sentencing piece... but only 1 candidate this cycle has made it a point that they will address that and implement corrections. Do you want to wager a guess on which candidate that was?

This is just a small list, of course. But I'm sure you already knew that, since you are so wise.
 

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Ok... so you're clearly Anti-All of these things then, a great place to be.

As Veep:
-2009 -- he was in charge of implementing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, which was the biggest economic recovery in our history.
-2011 -- Lead negotiator to pass the Budget Control Act of 2011
-2014 -- Re-tooled 1.5 billion dollars in grants to align with job-driven trainings
-He was instrumental in the Affordable Care Act, which of course continues to rise in popularity now that people know what it actually does
-Launched the Cancer Moonshot to accelerate cancer research and treatments

As Senator:
-Sponsored the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. This has led to a massive decline in intimate partner violence.
-Confirmed Ruth Bader Ginsburg as head of the judiciary committee.
-Broke the gender barrier on said Judiciary Committee.
-Cosponsored the legislation to curb greenhouse gases in 2007
-Introduced the Senate's first climate change bills in 1986
-Subsequently whipped votes for the Clean Air Act of 1990 (which kinda stopped the acid rain problem)
-Secured the passage of SALT II
-Pushed for sanctions against Apartheid South Africa
-Supported military involvement in Yugoslavia in the 90s when there was literal ethnic cleansing taking place
-Expanded NATO to allow Warsaw Pact countries to join
-Primary sponsor of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008
-Sponsored the Criminal History Background Checks Pilot Extension Act in 2008 -- this allowed for volunteer youth sports and group organizations to obtain state and federal background checks on their volunteers

And yes, co-authored the 1994 crime bill, which has been a resounding success outside of the Truth-In-Sentencing piece... but only 1 candidate this cycle has made it a point that they will address that and implement corrections. Do you want to wager a guess on which candidate that was?

This is just a small list, of course. But I'm sure you already knew that, since you are so wise.
Actually, I too can google information to make me all the wiser on any given topic. Let’s agree to disagree Mr. Google.
 

steve09090

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Actually, I too can google information to make me all the wiser on any given topic. Let’s agree to disagree Mr. Google.
Maybe we should do the other and Google the losers achievements versus his claims (lies). Should we start with his failure to ban TikTok or his failure to make Covid magically disappear? 280,000 deaths. Wow, TikTok is so terrible...
 

ArPe

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Tell Bytedance and Zoom that all US customer data including video has to be processed and stored only on US soil and the data can’t be shared for biometric analysis anywhere outside. The Russians, Chinese and others have been making similar protections to keep their citizens data on their turf.
 

JPSaltzman

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Gee, I'm surprised Donnie and Rudy et al haven't pursued the conspiracy theory that it was TikTok behind the election results. As it is, Donnie-dear is still chasing for leprechauns and unicorns and shiny monoliths -- they'll lead him to those Lost Votes!

Meanwhile, the death toll from COVID-19 gets higher and higher with each passing day. And Donnie will do anything to divert the public's attention from that. And on January 21, 2021, Donnie and friends and Faux News will all start blaming the rising death toll on President Biden. "It's his fault!"
 

hlfway2anywhere

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I couldn’t be more excited that you provided everyone on this forum with all of Joe Biden’s GREATEST accomplishments. I’ll now go and spread the word!!!

Ok... so you're clearly Anti-All of these things then, a great place to be.

As Veep:
-2009 -- he was in charge of implementing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, which was the biggest economic recovery in our history.
-2011 -- Lead negotiator to pass the Budget Control Act of 2011
-2014 -- Re-tooled 1.5 billion dollars in grants to align with job-driven trainings
-He was instrumental in the Affordable Care Act, which of course continues to rise in popularity now that people know what it actually does
-Launched the Cancer Moonshot to accelerate cancer research and treatments

As Senator:
-Sponsored the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. This has led to a massive decline in intimate partner violence.
-Confirmed Ruth Bader Ginsburg as head of the judiciary committee.
-Broke the gender barrier on said Judiciary Committee.
-Cosponsored the legislation to curb greenhouse gases in 2007
-Introduced the Senate's first climate change bills in 1986
-Subsequently whipped votes for the Clean Air Act of 1990 (which kinda stopped the acid rain problem)
-Secured the passage of SALT II
-Pushed for sanctions against Apartheid South Africa
-Supported military involvement in Yugoslavia in the 90s when there was literal ethnic cleansing taking place
-Expanded NATO to allow Warsaw Pact countries to join
-Primary sponsor of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008
-Sponsored the Criminal History Background Checks Pilot Extension Act in 2008 -- this allowed for volunteer youth sports and group organizations to obtain state and federal background checks on their volunteers

And yes, co-authored the 1994 crime bill (which passed 95-4, by the way, and not a single black member of either chamber voted against it), which has been a resounding success outside of the Truth-In-Sentencing piece... but only 1 candidate this cycle has made it a point that they will address that and implement corrections. Do you want to wager a guess on which candidate that was?

This is just a small list, of course. But I'm sure you already knew that, since you are so wise.

Actually, I too can google information to make me all the wiser on any given topic. Let’s agree to disagree Mr. Google.
Typical formula:

a: *rabble rabble rabble* provide facts for your claims, LIBERAL
b: Okay here is a whole list of information to back up my claims
a: *dismisses facts* (didn't actually want facts, just wanted to waste your time)
 

BuffyzDead

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Maybe we should do the other and Google the losers achievements versus his claims (lies). Should we start with his failure to ban TikTok or his failure to make Covid magically disappear? 280,000 deaths. Wow, TikTok is so terrible...
& Let's start from the top, of ALL of the Con-Man-In Chief Lies, too. ...though the list would encompass dozens of pages
1. That President Obama was not born in The United States. ...100% Provably False
2. That Mexico was paying for a border wall. ...100% Provably False
etc. ...100% Provably False

Always remember, ...A "Con-Man" Needs a "Mark". ...without the "Mark", the "Con-Man" cannot exist. ...Every single person, that is fooled into supporting this "Con-Man", is a "Mark", without exception.
 

supremedesigner

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If it is better for the Chinese owner not to sell TikTok's US interest then it should hang on until Trump leaves office and the new administration comes in as it less likely to care about forcing a sale.

Not sure where you hear that info from but keep in mind that CCP decides not to sell or transfer code (such as algorithm) behind the popular video-sharing which is concerning.
 
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