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Graham defends Trump on TikTok, backs Microsoft purchase | TheHill – The Hill


Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham defends Trump on TikTok, backs Microsoft purchase The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – At loggerheads, Congress, White House to let jobless payout lapse Hillicon Valley: Trump raises idea of delaying election, faces swift bipartisan pushback | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google release earnings reports | Senators ask Justice Department to investigate TikTok, Zoom MORE (R-S.C.) defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nomination to be held in private: report Graham defends Trump on TikTok, backs Microsoft purchase Federal appeals court rejects Stormy Daniels libel case against Trump MORE’s plans to ban the social media platform TikTook from working within the United States.

Trump introduced the plan to reporters on Air Force One Friday night time, citing nationwide safety issues concerning the Chinese-owned firm giving American consumer information to the Chinese authorities. 

“To followers and customers of #TikTok I perceive your issues,” Graham tweeted from his marketing campaign account. “However President Trump is right to want to make sure that the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t own TikTok and most importantly — all of your private data.”

At the time, a TikTook spokesperson responded to Trump’s risk by declaring that American consumer information is saved within the U.S. and that there’s vital American funding within the app. 

Trump’s announcement promptly generated criticism from TikTok users who accused the president of threatening freedoms of speech and expression.

ByteDance, the Chinese mum or dad firm of TikTook, is reportedly prepared to forfeit its stake within the U.S. operations of the app to Microsoft following Trump’s announcement of the ban, in response to a report from Rueters revealed Saturday. 

Earlier within the day on Friday, reviews circulated that President Trump was going to require ByteDance to dump its U.S. operations. At the time, the president was undecided on his plan concerning the firm, saying that he was “looking at TikTok.”   

Graham mentioned described the potential sale of TikTook to Microsoft as a “win-win.”

“Have an American company like Microsoft take over TikTok,” Graham tweeted, saying the transfer “keeps competition alive and data out of the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.”



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