TikTok on Friday denied a media report that it is splitting its source code to create a US-only algorithm to bypass the ban.

A media report claimed that TikTok is working to create a version of its recommendation algorithm that operates independently from Douyin, the Chinese version operated by its parent company ByteDance.

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“The Reuters story published today is misleading and factually inaccurate,” TikTok said in a post on X social media platform.

The company said that as per its court filing, “the qualified divestiture demanded by the Act to allow TikTok to continue operating in the United States is simply not possible: not commercially, not technologically, not legally”.

“And certainly not on the 270-day timeline required by the Act,” TikTok added.

The Chinese company is trying hard to convince US lawmakers to avoid the ban.

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