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When the Turkish actor signed a million-dollar deal with a Lahore businessman, it seemed like Pakistan PM Imran Khan had delivered on his promise. But there was a twist in the tale.
Trump had ordered that the app be sold to an American firm or face a ban in the US. But as the presidential election loomed, TikTok seems to have slipped off the top of his agenda.
For months, the app’s Chinese owner, ByteDance Ltd., has faced the prospect of a US ban starting Thursday. But judges have blocked those prohibitions from going into effect.
The Beijing-based company has asked the US government to extend a Thursday deadline for ByteDance to divest its TikTok business in the country.
In an all-expenses-paid arrangement, savvy marketing agencies are leasing aspirational mansions to young creators in the UK with large fan bases to create content and promote brands.
Snack Video by Kuaishou Technology, Zili by Xiaomi, and ByteDance's Resso have seen a surge in downloads over the past few months since the govt banned over 200 Chinese apps.
A format that democratised content creation shouldn’t fall into the hands of the social media ‘elites’. I’d take ‘cringe’ over it any day.
Even in Zia-ul-Haq days, Pakistanis had an outlet in TV serial Aangan Terha. But Imran Khan won't even allow TikTok.
A lawyer for TikTok argued at a hearing last month that it 'makes no sense' for the govt to ban the app while ByteDance is still in talks for the deal President Trump has sought.
TikTok has a sizable user base in Pakistan. The app has been installed nearly 43 million times in the country, including 14.7 million installs this year alone.