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A top European Union official told the CEO of TikTok that the app could face a ban in the region if it fails to comply with EU’s tough new rules for online platforms, Reuters and other news outlets reported. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton told TikTok CEO Shouzi Chew during a video call Thursday that the app needs to step up its efforts to comply with EU’s Digital Services Act, which is set to...

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