These 5 Tech Giants Are Most Likely to Buy TikTok, According to M&A Experts

Buyers must get regulatory approval and rebuild its algorithm

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After President Joe Biden signed a bill that could ban TikTok in the U.S., its Chinese owner ByteDance is considering selling the popular platform.

But a TikTok suitor would need more than both regulatory approval and the stomach to operate a social media company. It would also need the technical chops to rebuild its powerful content recommendation algorithm, which ByteDance plans to strip from the platform when it sells it.

This would lower the value of its U.S.

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