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Sun Aug 9, 2020, 09:32 PM

Twitter and TikTok explore merger as Trump ban looms

Source: The Grio/Wall Street Journal

The WSJ said a number of companies, including Apple, Google, and Facebook have expressed interest in TikTok.

Renee G
August 9, 2020


TikTok and Twitter are in talks about the possibility of joining forces. A report from the Wall Street Journal says that the two popular social media platforms are having preliminary discussions.

Representatives from both Twitter and TikTok declined to comment, with TikTok’s, Josh Gartner, head of corporate communications saying, “we don’t comment on market rumors.”

The WSJ said a number of companies, including Apple, Google, and Facebook have expressed interest in the China-based app, but none have publicly announced their interest.

Microsoft, which is viewed as the front runner for a deal with TikTok, has been the only company to publicly acknowledge its interest in buying the video-based platform.


Read more: https://thegrio.com/2020/08/09/twitter-and-tiktok-explore-merger-as-trump-ban-looms/

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Reply Twitter and TikTok explore merger as Trump ban looms (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 9 OP
PoliticAverse Aug 9 #1
jorgevlorgan Aug 9 #2
Cha Aug 10 #8
halobeam Aug 9 #3
brooklynite Aug 9 #4
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 9 #5
Midnight Writer Aug 10 #6
Greg K Aug 10 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 09:53 PM

1. I think Microsoft would do a better job of destroying TikTok than Trump could. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 10:06 PM

2. That's brilliant

Wouldn't be able to ban tiktok without banning twitter!

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 01:44 AM

8. lol.. right! Catch 22 for the treasonous ASSFACE.

& who the hell is he to ban companies, anyway. Don't get that?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 10:34 PM

3. haha.. perfect

Just let it be Twitter, yes.. let it be.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 10:38 PM

4. Does this mean I'll have to post cat videos along with my Trump insults?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 10:38 PM

5. Seems like a good fit for Twitter....might give Facebook a some competition.

Of course, Twitter does video now, so maybe redundant?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 12:11 AM

6. Why couldn't Twitter just launch its own short video web service?

They've already got the means. Give it a cool name, advertise Made In America, and compete with TikTok.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 12:26 AM

7. Call it, IDK, "Vine" or something.

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