The news: TikTok and the Twitter acquisition are facing scrutiny from the US federal government.
The geopolitical crosshairs: Social media companies coming under political scrutiny isn’t new, but the CFIUS’ interest in the Twitter deal and TikTok are some of the latest signs of the US’ harder line approach to its business and technological interests with respect to foreign powers.
Potential outcomes: It’s hard to anticipate what the CFIUS will ultimately decide regarding the Twitter acquisition and the fate of TikTok’s US operations. However, the increasing atmosphere of scrutiny could influence how the platforms are run.
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