Microsoft is in talks to split up TikTok, the Chinese viral video sharing app, in a deal aimed at appeasing President Donald Trump, after he threatened to ban it in the US.
But the future of TikTok in Europe and the UK has now been thrown into confusion.
On Sunday, when Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella confirmed the talks with TikTok’s parent company Bytedance, he said he wanted to buy TikTok’s operations in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
But why were the UK and Europe left out?
A soft-touch approach to regulation
One reason may be that Bytedance
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