Shark Tank host offers to buy TikTok to make it ‘an American company’

Billionaire Shark Tank co-host Kevin O’Leary expressed interest in purchasing the social media platform TikTok, which has come under the scrutiny of the U.S. government for its ties to China.

The billionaire himself said that he does not trust the Chinese government, showing off two phones that he uses for himself — including one that he uses for TikTok with no personal data on it. O’Leary said that if Congress moves forward with a bill that would force TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, to divest its applications within 180 days, then TikTok would have to be sold, leading to an opportunity he would be interested in.

“I would like to do it this way: form a committee of two members of red and blue that were part of making this bill
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