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US To Ban TikTok, WeChat From App Stores In 48 Hours Citing Security Risk

Starting Sunday, downloads of the massively popular video app TikTok and the messaging app WeChat will be banned in the United States, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Friday September 18. The department said in a press release that the move was necessary to “safeguard the national security of the United States.” President Donald Trump issued twin executive orders in August, saying the apps, which…

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Update: Microsoft Reportedly Loses Bid To Acquire TikTok

According to Microsoft, its offer to buy the US operations of TikTok has been declined amid the September 15th deadline given by President Donald Trump for the popular  Chinese-owned app to sell or shut down due to national security threats. The Wall Street Journal reported Microsoft led the race to buy the video-sharing app from Chinese company ByteDance, and their failed bid paves…

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TikTok Files Lawsuit Against U.S Government Over Its Forthcoming Ban

TikTok has said its filing a lawsuit against the U.S. government challenging President Donald Trump administration’s plan to ban the short-form video app from operating in the country. The suit, which was filed on Monday August 24, in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that Trump’s order violates due process protections and offers no evidence to…

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Trump Issues Executive Order For US Ban On TikTok And WeChat

President Donald Trump has issued executive orders that would ban the social media apps TikTok and WeChat from conducting business transactions with other US groups in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies.   According to Yahoo News, the orders come after the Trump administration deemed apps from Chinese software companies national…

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Trump Halts TikTok Ban, Gives App 6 Weeks To Sell Itself To US Company

After days of whiplash over the future of TikTok, President Donald Trump has said that he would allow the popular Chinese-owned video app to sell its US operations to an American company. According to local reports, the President on Monday gave the social media company 6 weeks ultimatum or it would be “out of business” otherwise, and that…

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Presdient Trump Threatens To Ban TikTok In The United States

President Donald Trump has threatened that he will ban fast-growing video app TikTok from the United States as the country’s authorities have raised concerns the service could be a tool for Chinese intelligence. US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the popular social media platform being used by Beijing for nefarious purposes, but the company…

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TikTok, Other Chinese Social Media Apps Face Ban In The U.S.

The US Government is l’ooking at’ banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, over national security concerns. Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of state suggested the plan during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday, July 6 after he was asked whether the country should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, “especially TikTok.” He…

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