Blackstone discussed joining Microsoft in potential bid for TikTok

The move by Blackstone comes as ByteDance is facing pressure from the White House to sell TikTok to a U.S. company or face the likelihood that the app will be banned in the U.S. over concerns that the Chinese government uses customer data for surveillance purposes.

Why Microsoft leads in TikTok pursuit

Companies including Facebook and Alphabet’s Google have kicked the tires on the popular and now controversial short video platform, and while each remains broadly interested in the app or at least competing with the app in some way, these companies may be shut out due to antitrust issues, legal sources tell FOX Business.