Reuters exclusively revealed that TikTok has put on hold a hiring process for consultants that would help it implement a potential security agreement with the United States as opposition to such a deal among U.S. officials grows. President Joe Biden revoked an executive order in 2021 by his predecessor Donald Trump to ban TikTok in the United States but talks between his administration and the social media company have continued over a potential deal that would spare ByteDance from being forced to divest in TikTok.

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