TikTok’s US ban is on hold. What comes next?
The short-form video app is still accessible in the US, but its fate in the country is far from certain. US President Donald Trump has been attacking TikTok for months because of its ties to China. He has said he won’t approve the deal unless Americans control the company. But TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, is racing to close a deal with the American firms Oracle and Walmart that might be enough to stave off US pressure once and for all. The company has until Oct. 14 to file a request to temporarily block those restrictions.