特朗普预计将命令中国字节跳动出售TikTok在美国的业务

by 神秘人 at 2020-08-01

(CNN Business)-知情人士说,在特朗普政府内部从事这一问题的人士预计,总统将签署一项命令,迫使中国公司ByteDance出售其流行的短视频应用TikTok在美国的业务。 。

此举旨在解决政策制定者关于外资TikTok可能构成国家安全风险的担忧。

财政部长史蒂芬·姆努钦(Steven Mnuchin)本周在白宫对记者说,美国政府正在对TikTok进行国家安全审查,并准备向特朗普提出政策建议。

ByteDance一直在考虑改变其公司结构,据报道已经在研究出售TikTok多数股权的可能性。

据《纽约时报》报道,微软正在洽谈收购TikTok的事宜,他援引一位对此事有了解的人的话。微软没有立即回复CNN Business的置评请求

TikTok的批评者担心,它在美国用户身上收集的数据可能最终落入中国政府的手中,尽管TikTok曾表示已将其数据存储在中国境外,并且会抵制北京进行的任何尝试来抢夺该信息。

网络安全专家表示,TikTok对国家安全的潜在风险在很大程度上是理论上的,并且没有证据表明TikTok的用户数据已被中国情报部门破坏。

Trump expected to order China's Bytedance to sell TikTok's US operations Updated 3:04 PM ET, Fri July 31, 2020 (CNN Business) - People working on the issue within the Trump administration expect the President will sign an order to force Chinese company ByteDance to sell the US operations of TikTok, its popular short-form video app, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The move is aimed at resolving policymakers' concerns that the foreign-owned TikTok may be a national security risk.

The US government is conducting a national security review of TikTok and is preparing to make a policy recommendation to Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters this week at the White House.

ByteDance has been considering changes to its corporate structure and had reportedly already been looking into the possibility of selling a majority stake in TikTok.

Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, according to the New York Times, citing a person with knowledge of the discussions. Microsoft did not immediately reply to a request for comment from CNN Business

Critics of TikTok worry that the data it collects on its US users could end up in the hands of the Chinese government, though TikTok has said it stores its data outside of China and that it would resist any attempts by Beijing to seize the information.

Cybersecurity experts have said TikTok's potential risk to national security is largely theoretical and that there is no evidence to suggest that TikTok's user data has been compromised by Chinese intelligence.