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The TikTok Saga: Doug Clinton Disagrees with Gene Munster, Anticipates a Sale Amidst Ban Speculations

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The TikTok Saga: Doug Clinton Disagrees with Gene Munster, Anticipates a Sale Amidst Ban Speculations

Deepwater’s Divergent Views

Deepwater Asset Management managing partner Doug Clinton and colleague Gene Munster engaged in a heated discussion on the fate of TikTok amidst national security concerns on an episode of DeepTech315.

A Clash of Predictions

Gene Munster foresees a potential sale as the most likely outcome of the TikTok ban. However, Doug Clinton casts doubt on this perspective.

The Ban Dilemma

Munster highlighted the strong 84% House vote in favor of banning TikTok if not sold, underscoring the stakes. Clinton, in contrast, pointed to reports hinting at TikTok’s differential treatment of Chinese and U.S. users, raising concerns about espionage.

Outcomes Under Scrutiny

Munster predicts a cooling down of TikTok news in the coming months, with discussions on potential buyers gaining traction. Both Clinton and Munster evaluate three potential outcomes: no change, a ban, or a sale.

Clinton’s Take

Clinton asserts a sale as the most probable outcome, presenting a scenario where nothing changes as a secondary possibility, leaving a ban as the least likely circumstance.

Implications of the TikTok Ban

The looming TikTok ban has become a focal point in U.S. politics and the tech industry, with the House of Representatives passing a bill mandating the sale of TikTok by Chinese owners to avert the ban, a bill set for Senate deliberation.

Former President Donald Trump has stood against the ban, touting its benefits for Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ: META) Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, while current President Joe Biden appears inclined to support the bill.

TikTok’s Defensive Maneuvers

In response, TikTok has been formulating strategies to combat the ban initiatives, at odds with Biden’s stance aligning with the bill.

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