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Will selling TikTok to a U.S.-owned company make us safer?

This photo illustration shows the TikTok logo reflected in an image of the US flag, in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2023. - China urged the United States to stop "unreasonably suppressing" TikTok on March 16, 2023, after Washington gave the popular video-sharing app an ultimatum to part ways with its Chinese owners or face a nationwide ban. (Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)
This photo illustration shows the TikTok logo reflected in an image of the US flag, in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2023. - China urged the United States to stop "unreasonably suppressing" TikTok on March 16, 2023, after Washington gave the popular video-sharing app an ultimatum to part ways with its Chinese owners or face a nationwide ban. (Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

TikTok parent company ByteDance says the Biden Administration is ordering it to sell the video-sharing app to an American-owned company or face being banned in the United States. The head of TikTok is scheduled to speak before Congress next week.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong talks with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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