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Trump doesn't want ByteDance to maintain control of TikTok - official

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U.S. President Donald Trump does not want China's ByteDance to maintain a controlling interest in TikTok because it could put Americans' personal information at risk, a senior administration official speaking on condition of anonymity said on Thursday.

WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump does not want China's ByteDance to maintain a controlling interest in TikTok because it could put Americans' personal information at risk, a senior administration official speaking on condition of anonymity said on Thursday.

ByteDance is racing to clinch an agreement with the White House that will stave off a U.S. ban on the popular short video app that Trump has threatened could happen as early as next week.

(Reporting by Steve Holland Writing by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

((andy.sullivan@thomsonreuters.com; +1 202 354 5864; Reuters Messaging: @andysullivan))

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