Trump says will ban TikTok amid pressure on Chinese owner to sell


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View photos FILE PHOTO: Illustration picture of Tiktok with U.S. and Chinese flags More By Echo Wang, Alexandra Alper and David Shepardson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would sign an executive order as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok in the United States, ratcheting up the pressure on the popular short-video app's Chinese owner to sell it. The move would be the culmination of U.S. national security concerns over the safety of the personal data that TikTok handles. It would represent a major blow for TikTok's owner, Beijing-based ByteDance, which became one of only...