Trump, Microsoft and Bytedance are struggling to find a solution

Reports have been leaked since Friday that the short video platform Tiktok will soon fall into American hands. For the White House, however, a sober transaction, as it would be possible thanks to Microsoft, is not anti-Chinese enough due to campaign considerations.

Tiktok has been in Washington’s sights for a long time, could the short video platform now fall into American hands?

Hayoung Jeon / EPA

The short video platform Tiktok or at least its majority Chinese owner ByteDance has long been a thorn in the side of the American government. On Friday evening, President Trump announced a decision for Saturday, which was still a long time off on Sunday. He would “ban” Tiktok from the United States, it was said, among other things.

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