TikTok ban will accelerate the ‘splinternet’

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TikTok has cycled through two chief executives in its bid to placate Washington. The first, Disney executive Kevin Mayer, lasted only a few months. Successor Chew Shou Zi has stuck around for three years. But his failure to convince US lawmakers that the app is not a security threat could put a time limit on his tenure. It could also trigger further app bans. A US bill signed into law this month, part of a package that includes aid for Ukraine, means TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance has until early 2025 to sell the video app to a US company or...