US grants China's ByteDance seven-day extension of TikTok sale order

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The Trump administration on Wednesday granted ByteDance a new sevenday extension of an order directing the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app, according to a court filing.

The administration previously had granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of the order issued in August, which was set to expire Friday. President Donald Trump on Aug. 14 had directed ByteDance to divest the app within 90 days.

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