Boris Johnson advisers split on TikTok's move to London

Downing Street is split over whether to formally encourage the Chinese owned social media app TikTok to move its headquarters to the UK.

The Times has been told that Sir Edward Lister, one of the prime minister’s most senior aides, is keen to encourage the company to move to London. However, other advisers to , including Munira Mirza, his policy chief, are said to want him to refrain from commenting. “Eddie wants to roll out the red carpet for TikTok and for Boris to say something, but others in Number 10 are worried about how it will look,” a government source said. “It’s very sensitive.”

The video sharing platform was the most downloaded app globally in the first quarter of this year. It is

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