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.
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.