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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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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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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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