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Trump to Order China’s ByteDance to Sell TikTok in U.S.

  • President’s decision follows national security investigation
  • U.S. concerned about China’s access to data on Americans
The TikTok app.

The TikTok app.

Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump plans to announce a decision ordering China’s ByteDance Ltd. to divest its ownership of the music-video app TikTok, which is popular with U.S. teens, according to people familiar with the matter.

The U.S. has been investigating potential national security risks due to the company’s control of the app, and Trump’s decision could be announced as soon as Friday, the people said.