Microsoft's offer to buy the American activities of TikTok was rejected by ByteDance, the Chinese owner of the platform
Donald Trump has imposed the date of September 20 to find an agreement to buy the Chinese platform. Beyond that date, it will have to close in the United States
It is an announcement that will not fail to make the tenant of the White House react so much he invested in the file. Microsoft's offer to buy the American activities of TikTok was rejected by ByteDance, the Chinese owner of the platform, announced Sunday evening the American computer giant.
"We are convinced that our proposal would have been good for TikTok users while protecting national security interests," Microsoft said.
Decrees against complaint
The Redmond group had indicated in early August its interest in TikTok, under threat of a ban in the United States. President Donald Trump, who for months has been accusing the popular social network of spying for China without proof, has signed decrees to force ByteDance to quickly sell TikTok's activities on American soil. If a buyout agreement is not reached before September 20, the platform will have to close in the United States. For its part, the application has filed a lawsuit against the US government to challenge this measure.
"We would have made significant changes to ensure that the service meets the highest standards for security, privacy, safety and anti-misinformation," said Microsoft.
By the end of August, the Walmart supermarket group had confirmed that it had partnered with Microsoft in negotiations to acquire the platform for sharing short videos, usually comedy or music. However, this partnership of the two American giants was not enough.
According to several American media, the IT group Oracle, whose name has circulated as one of the possible acquirers, now has the way clear for the purchase of TikTok's American activities. Oracle and TikTok have not confirmed in the immediate future.