TikTok’s Proposed Deal Seeks to Mollify US and China

Top Republican lawmakers led by Sen. Marco Rubio called on the Trump administration to reject a deal for TikTok if it leaves strong ties between the app’s Chinese owner and its proposed partner Oracle

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WASHINGTON—Top Republican lawmakers led by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida are calling on the Trump administration to reject a deal for TikTok if it leaves strong ties between the video-sharing app’s Chinese owner and proposed partner Oracle Corp., citing national-security interests.

In a letter to President Trump on Wednesday, the Senate Republicans said they have significant concerns about a proposal to transfer the U.S. operations of TikTok and the agreement’s data protections for the popular app’s U.S. users. They asked for...

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