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TikTok still operating in the US as it sidesteps former reality show host Donald Trump’s deadline

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For most of us, our daily or weekly work deadlines are quite a concrete thing. To others though, deadlines are sort of just a suggestion, but not really something that always needs to be adhered to. This seems to be the take that the US authorities are taking with TikTok and its owners Bytedance, as the company’s social media platform was set to be banned in the US as of last Friday, December 4.

And yet it is still operating despite the initial deadline set by the Trump administration having passed.

According to Bloomberg, even though the company has not been able to finalise a full sale of TikTok or even its managed partnership agreement with Oracle, it doesn’t appear as if the regulators are taking a harsh stance on the deadline and are willing to continue working with the video-sharing platform that has been considered to be a security concern to the US government

Perhaps it’s also just a sign of Trump’s diminishing grip on power in the US and a sign of change as authorities start working with the next US president, Joe Biden. Either way for TikTok users in the US, it means they can keep sharing their now-lengthened videos with the world and for its owners Bytedance it means that it can keep raking in the cash that the advertising in the US gives it.  

Now just to convince Darryn that the review I promised to get done this week is really optional and that March is a perfectly acceptable time for everyone to read it.

Editor’s note:

Last Updated: December 8, 2020


  1. Gavin Mannion

    December 8, 2020 at 13:48

    Former Reality TV Host….. oooooooooooo

    As a paid up member of the “We hate Trump” fan club I applaud this headline. I’m also loving watching his temper tantrums and refusal to admit defeat… You’ve got to be soft in the head to still think that bad of lard is a good person never mind a decent leader


  2. Plague Doctor Who

    December 8, 2020 at 16:38

    I am confused how this is relevant when he’s still the acting president of a country. No matter how much you desire him to not be president anymore- the election process is still active to this day to solidify who won the 2020 election. Let’s be somewhat professional while he’s still in office.

    And if were going to be slinging mud at the trump administration you should see how much fraud has been exposed during the election process. It’s a major issue forth all political parties involved regardless the outcome. You should be ashamed to think this is all over already.


    • Gavin Mannion

      December 8, 2020 at 17:23

      No fraud has been exposed, literally none

      Your guy lost, he needs to grow up and admit it.

      Biden Harris won and the world celebrated


      • Plague Doctor Who

        December 8, 2020 at 17:58

        Fraud has been exposed and it’s not hard to find out if you take the time to view all sources and not just one msm news source which half the time doesn’t bother to report anything outside their bias. A reason why a lot of these msm networks are losing viewership, and internet personalities are drawing their viewership away.

        I don’t care about either of the political parties so don’t start assuming trump is someone I voted for. In the end whoever becomes president we’re screwed regardless, because at the end of the day they’re both worthless as presidents.

        I was a sworn in election official during the november elections, I’ve been doing elections for the past 3 years, and there’s always fraud, and saying there isn’t is just foolish. We’re living in 2020, everyone has a camera, and plenty of places around the US were caught doing things they weren’t supposed to, happens every single time.


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