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TikTok tries to win allies in the U.S. with more transparency

By Georgia Wells, Stu Woo

16 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The WSJ takes a look at the lengths to which Bytedance-owned TikTok is willing to go to ensure it remains in operation in the U.S., even as the calls for banning TikTok from government quarters rise.

Two years into negotiations with U.S. regulators about whether TikTok will be able to remain in the country, the popular video-sharing app is trying a new tack: increased transparency.

In recent conversations with Washington lawmakers and civil-society organizations, TikTok has revealed details of a complex, $1.5 billion plan to reorganize the company’s U.S. operations, according to people familiar with the discussions.

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