Trump approves TikTok deal. But big questions remain Who controls TikTok? Is the social media platform safe? Has a US ban been averted for good? TikTok sale: the reasons behind it and the new dealDonald Trump believes video-sharing service is security threat but deal is changing by the minute Backlash Grows to TikTok-Oracle DealSenate Republicans and others criticized the latest plan to allow TikTok to continue operating in the United States, citing national security concerns. President Trump says China must cede control of TikTok or he ‘won’t make the deal.’ TikTok Deal Trips Over U.S.-China Power StruggleCompanies involved in a deal to resolve TikTok’s future publicly clashed over the arrangement, while President Trump threatened to block any deal that left the service in Chinese hands. Trump approves Oracle's proposed deal with TikTokOracle's CEO pledged to "ensure data privacy to TikTok’s American users, and users throughout the world." Trump Approves Deal Between Oracle and TikTokThe approval delays President Trump’s threat to block a popular Chinese-owned social media app from the United States until it receives investment from American partners. TikTok, Oracle seek Trump's approval as clock ticks downOracle and TikTok are racing to win approval from the Trump administration before a Sunday deadline in a deal that would allow the wildly popular video app to continue operating in the U.S.