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Young YOU: What’s up with TikTok in the US?

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TikTok app (Photo: Getty Images)
TikTok app (Photo: Getty Images)

The social-media app TikTok has been in the news for weeks now after American president Donald Trump threatened to ban it unless it was sold to an American company. 

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Trump wants video-sharing app TikTok and chat app WeChat, which are both owned by Chinese companies, to be banned in the US. He believes TikTok is a threat to American security because ByteDance (the company that owns the app) has ties with the Chinese government.  

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