TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app that has been under scrutiny
from the Trump administration, is in talks to sell itself to
Microsoft and other companies as President Trump prepares to force
TikTok to divorce itself from its parent company, ByteDance, said
people with knowledge of the discussions.
Mr. Trump, who said on Friday that he was considering “banning
TikTok,” is expected to require ByteDance to sever ties with the
popular app, according to a person familiar with the
administration’s plans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
White House officials have said TikTok may pose a national
security threat because of its Chinese ownership.