According to U.S. media reports, on November 10, local time in the United States, TikTok sued the U.S. government again, applying to the court to stop the presidential order issued by U.S. President Trump on August 14. Divested TikTok’s U.S. business. On the same day, TikTok’s indictment to the court revealed some new details.
The indictment revealed that TikTok also submitted a new U.S. “representative operation” plan after the preliminary agreement with Oracle and Walmart was shelved by the U.S. government. According to the plan, TikTok plans to outsource the U.S. user data and content review business to a newly established U.S. agency, while the rest of the business will continue to be operated by TikTok. TikTok believes that this “agent operation” solution can solve all the US government’s concerns about user data security and platform content, but it has not been accepted by the US.
According to industry analysts, in this “agent operation” plan, TikTok will retain equity and core business, including products and technologies, but outsource TikTok’s US user data and content review to the newly established agent operation company to solve the problem. U.S. government concerns about national security. It is not yet clear why the U.S. side did not accept the plan.