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TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban


TikTok’s U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas has posted a video message to the platform that appears to be a response to reports from Friday that President Trump is working on an effective “ban” of the app in the U.S., a plan he shared with reporters from the White House pool on board Air Force One. Whether or not he’s even able to do this remains an open question, but in the meantime TikTok seems keen to reassure U.S. users it doesn’t intend to change its operational plans in response to this vague, but potentially existential threat.

TikTok just posted this: “We’re not planning on going anywhere” https://t.co/I7wRw3QAPv pic.twitter.com/G9cf9yhabW

— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) August 1, 2020

The message from Pappas was pushed out to all U.S.-based users on TikTok as a notification, and appears on their discover ...


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