Trump orders TikTok's Chinese-owned parent company to sell off operations in US within 90 days over 'security risk'

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has ordered the Chinese-owned parent company of TikTok to sell off operations in the US within 90 days over a "national security threat."

In an executive order issued Friday, the president said he believes there is "credible evidence" that the company – ByteDance – "might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States," according to CNN.

The order specifically states that ByteDance must destroy all data obtained from US TikTok users and inform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US of its progress afterwards.

The move comes after Trump vowed to ban TikTok from operating in the US last month.

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