On Thursday President Donald Trump issued executive orders banning in the United States over security concerns. This announcement caused an emotional response by the app’s millions of users- those who create content and use the app for marketing purposes.

In response to President Trump’s claims, TikTok’s US General Manager Vanessa Pappas posted this video for the app’s 100 million American users.


A message to the TikTok community.

♬ original sound – tiktok

In the video, Pappas says “were not planning on going anywhere” and goes on to say “TikTok is a home for creators and artists to express themselves, their ideas, and connect with people across different backgrounds”.

The only way Americans will see TikTok live on would be if Microsoft can reach an agreement with ByteDance, the Bejing-based owner of TikTok, and purchase the app. Microsoft is currently in talks with ByteDance with the desire to acquire TikTok’s business in the United States, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. Microsoft said that they will continue discussions of purchasing TikTok until September 15.

In a statement released by Microsoft, the company said: “Microsoft would ensure that all private data of TikTok’s American users is transferred to and remains in the United States. To the extent that any such data is currently stored or backed-up outside the United States, Microsoft would ensure that this data is deleted from servers outside the country after it is transferred.”

In a statement released by TikTok on August 7th, the company said they were “shocked” by the Executive Order and “we have made clear that TikTok has never shared user data with the Chinese government, nor censored content at its request.”

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