Buyout aims to address security concerns from governments in these markets over user information and privacy.
Embattled video-sharing app has been issued a final warning by the Pakistan government, as it explores several moves to appease concerns in the US.
The social-media company has doubled its user numbers in India, but continues to struggle to monetise its users outside the US and Europe.
Move appears to be related to the SAR's new national security law.
TikTok India head said app would never share information with the Chinese government and will meet with concerned Indian government stakeholders.
A debate arises over whether the short video site is doing enough to moderate content, with some calling for a ban.
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