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Written by Nick Heer.

As TikTok Hawk Talks Balk, CIFUS Allows More Tick, Tock

Dan Primack, Axios:

The White House is again giving TikTok’s Chinese parent company more to satisfy national security concerns, rather than initiating legal action, a source familiar with the situation tells Axios.


The source says that CFIUS is not providing another formal extension, but rather a de facto continuation as the two sides carry on with negotiations.

This was, all of a sudden, among the highest priorities of the current U.S. administration for this year. After the election, it seems that enthusiasm has completely dried up; likewise for banning much of WeChat’s functionality.