Can Microsoft Pull Off Buying TikTok on a Deadline – and Is the App Worth It?

A Microsoft deal for TikTok wouldn’t present the same antitrust concerns as a potential Facebook bid would, one antitrust expert tells TheWrap

Microsoft is on the clock. President Trump has set a September 15 deadline for the tech giant to acquire TikTok’s U.S. operations, as the wildly popular video app faces scrutiny from both the right and the left over national security issues. If a deal isn’t reached by then, Trump said he’ll ban TikTok from the U.S., in the same way India blocked TikTok and several other China-based apps last month.

Can Microsoft pull this off?

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Sean Burch

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