Last Updated: March 15, 2023, 15:32 IST
(Reuters) – Short video app TikTok’s management is considering the possibility of separating from parent firm, China’s ByteDance, to help address U.S. concerns about national security risks, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
A divestiture, which could result in a sale or initial public offering, is considered a last resort, and to be pursued only if the company’s existing proposal with U.S. national security officials does not get approved, Bloomberg reported.
TikTok is undergoing a national security review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and it agreed last year to implement a number of measures to address U.S. officials’ security concerns.
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