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TikTok considers splitting from ByteDance if US proposal fails

In response to reports of a potential split between TikTok and its parent company ByteDance, the company has said that it is open to exploring “all options” to ensure that it can continue to operate in the US.

The company said it is in “active conversations” with the US government concerning a potential proposal that would address its national security concerns. If the proposal fails, then TikTok said it is open to exploring all options, including potentially splitting from ByteDance.

The company also said it would continue to build an American company that provides a safe and secure app experience for its US users.

The reports come as the US government has been considering banning the app in the US over security concerns. In August, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the app in 45 days if it isn’t sold to a US company.

TikTok has repeatedly said that it is committed to protecting user data and has denied giving the Chinese government access to its data. It has also said that it will not provide user data to the Chinese government.