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TikTok deal is a poison chalice, says Bill Gates

The former Microsoft CEO is wary of the way the deal is being forced by the Trump administration. What you need to know Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates chimed in on Microsoft s potential acquisition of TikTok in a new interview. Gates called the deal a poisoned chalice, referencing the complications of running a social media platform. Microsoft is said to be interested in acquiring all of TikTok, though a new order effectively banning it in the U.S. may complicate things. Last week, word broke that Microsoft was in talks to acquire TikTok amid threats of its ban in the U.S. because of its Chinese ownership. The story has evolved considerably since then, with President Trump most recently issuing an executive order that would effectively ban the app in 45 days. Now, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has briefly chimed in on the deal in an interview with Wired. As part of a larger interview about pandemic testing in the U.S., Gates was asked about his thoughts on the TikTok deal....


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