Photomontage with the TikTok application and the American flag. REUTERS
The Administration of US President Joe Biden has suspended the plan to force the social network TikTok to divest its assets in the United States while evaluating the alleged security risks of the popular Chinese application, according to The Wall Street newspaper Journal and the Associated Press.
Citing unidentified sources, the US newspaper notes that the new government "had indefinitely shelved the plan" to demand the sale of TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, to the US technology giant Oracle, with the Walmart chain as a retail partner.
Former President Donald Trump's initiative had been prompted by concerns that TikTok and other Chinese online services pose national security risks due to their ties to the Beijing government. However, the measure was blocked for legal reasons when a federal judge in Washington ordered the precautionary suspension of the White House executive order that prevented the social network TikTok from continuing to operate normally in the United States. The decision came just over six hours before the veto, scheduled for midnight , came into force .
Now, the new Administration would be "reviewing the security of the data and information that TikTok collects on US users," at The Chinese government is feared to gain access but, for the time being, there will be no imminent move to force the sale.
TikTok, the app with an estimated 100 million users in the country, has repeatedly defended itself against accusations about transferring data. information to the Chinese government , saying it stores user information on servers in the United States and Singapore. A tentative agreement revealed by the previous US Government would make the Silicon Valley giant, Oracle, the technological partner of TikTok and a new entity that would be called TikTok Global .
You can follow EL PAÍS TECNOLOGÍA RETINA at Facebook , Twitter , Instagram or subscribe here to our Newsletter .