ByteDance tells US it won’t sell TikTok’s algorithm: Report

TikTok’s mother or father ByteDance has determined it won’t sell or switch the algorithm behind the video-sharing app in any sale or divestment, the South China Morning Post reported, citing a supply briefed on the Chinese firm’s boardroom discussions.

The firm won’t hand out the supply code behind the social media platform however the firm’s US based mostly know-how crew can be free to develop a brand new algorithm, the newspaper mentioned, including that this could be a situation for a sale of the corporate’s US belongings.

ByteDance and TikTok didn’t instantly reply to the newspaper’s request for remark.

Separately, Fox reporter Charles Gasparino tweeted on Sunday that any TikTok deal would most likely require negotiations between the US authorities and its Chinese counterpart to succeed.

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