TikTok Declares its Algorithm is Not for Sale
According to an article written in the China Morning Post, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has stated that they refuse to sell or transfer the apps algorithm in any sale. The article went on to add that the company has also stated as a condition of the selling of their US assets, although they will not be selling their algorithm, although US based technology is free to create their own new algorithm behind the app.
The US President Donald Trump reportedly must accept the conditions or there will be no chance of the app being sold and its availability to Americans will time out as of Tuesday, which was the deadline given for a sale to be made. The Trump administration has also stated to the parent company ByteDance that their app will be shut down in the country as a whole if its US operations are not sold by that deadline.