FILE PHOTO: TikTok logo is displayed on the smartphone while standing on the U.S. flag in this illustration picture taken, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – The White House is hopeful that U.S. companies interested in acquiring TikTok will be able to address the administration’s national security concerns, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows said on Monday.
“Most of what the president has looked at is banning other Chinese apps that might collect personal information and have potential national security risk,” Meadows told reporters aboard Air Force One. Regarding TikTok, he said: “We are hopeful that some of the U.S. companies that have expressed interest will be able to address national security concerns.”
Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Susan Heavey