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World Trump is shutting down WeChat in the US but will let TikTok live until after the election

18:26  18 september  2020
18:26  18 september  2020 Source:   vox.com

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  Trump's ban on WeChat leaves many people, especially Chinese Americans, scrambling to find ways to stay in contact with loved ones in China The US Commerce Department issued an order prohibiting downloads or updates to the Chinese messaging app WeChat starting on Sunday. WeChat will also be rendered unusable to US users, as internet hosting services are disallowed from "enabling the functioning or optimisation of the mobile application in the US."But on Friday, the US Commerce Department issued an order stipulating that beginning on Sunday, WeChat will not only become unavailable to download and unable to process payments, it will also be rendered unusable for US users. The order prohibits internet hosting services from "enabling the functioning or optimisation of the mobile application in the US.

Trump moves to shut down WeChat in the US . But TikTok ’s owner ByteDance is trying to do a deal with Oracle, the US database company whose executives have supported Trump (Oracle founder Larry Ellison has held a fundraiser for Trump ; Oracle CEO Safra Catz was part of Trump ’s transition

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The Trump administration says it will effectively cripple WeChat, the mobile chat/payment service popular with millions of Chinese Americans, on Sunday.

And the administration says it will do the same thing to TikTok, the mobile video service popular with tens of millions of Americans — but only after the November election.

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The US actions against TikTok and WeChat could be a turning point in Beijing's calculus around how to respond to the US policy actions The popular app "may also be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party," Trump said in the executive order banning the

Under the headline ‘Say ‘No!’ to US robbery of Tik Tok ,’ China’s Global Times stated the country will “not accept an unequal treaty that targets Chinese To Beijing, the Trump administration has sought to forcefully confront and contain China on multiple fronts, especially in the field of technology and

Friday’s news combines several different strands of politics, policy, and realpolitik: Legitimate concerns about China’s ability to exert influence in the US via consumer technology; American electoral politics; and links between US tech executives and investors with the White House.

But the top line is straightforward: The Trump administration is getting tough with China by shutting down one important Chinese-owned app in the US — while keeping another important Chinese-owned app, with ties to Trump supporters, running throughout the fall.

Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the moves in a press release Friday morning, and then spelled it out more explicitly in an interview with Fox Business News:For all practical purposes [WeChat] will be shut down in the US, but only in the US, as of midnight Monday.”

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– .. TikTok use in the USA potentially gives the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ Trump ’s TikTok and WeChat bans have been all the talk over the past weeks. These are the main Will Tik Tok be sold to an American company? Will TikTok and WeChat be banned from Apple and

After months of deliberations, that panel had recommended that TikTok sell its assets to an American company to curtail China’s potential influence in the On Monday, Mr. Navarro doubled down on that approach, suggesting that Microsoft should be required to divest any business it had in China if it

TikTok, meanwhile, will be allowed to keep operating in the US through November 12, so existing users of the app will not be affected. But Trump’s decree is meant to force Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores — which means the service can’t add new users — and to prevent TikTok from updating the app for existing users.

Both WeChat and TikTok are owned (for now) by Chinese companies, and both services have enormous footprints in the US. WeChat, owned by Tencent, combines chat, e-commerce, games, and other services; it’s a crucial app within China, and an estimated 19 million people use it in America to keep in touch with each other, and with people in China.

TikTok, owned by ByteDance, is a wildly popular video app with 100 million users in the US.

Trump and some China hawks have focused on both companies over the summer, citing national security issues. But other China-watchers who aren’t Republicans have also said that WeChat and TikTok’s ties to the Chinese government pose real threats to American security; they also note that China has effectively banned many (but not all) big US technology companies from doing business in the country.

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Trump ’s threat to shut down TikTok before the election is an idle one by the way. (Note the new November 12th deadline, conveniently nine days later.) Cramer played down coronavirus fears, saying that another lockdown in Europe doesn’t necessarily mean the U . S . is trending in the same

But the distinction in the way the Trump administration is treating the two apps makes it clear that national security isn’t the only factor here.

WeChat, its owners, and its users don’t have any real ties to the White House. But TikTok’s owner ByteDance is trying to do a deal with Oracle, the US database company whose executives have supported Trump (Oracle founder Larry Ellison has held a fundraiser for Trump; Oracle CEO Safra Catz was part of Trump’s transition team). And ByteDance investor Doug Leone is also a Trump supporter.

And while some members of TikTok’s youthful user base are not Trump fans (some of them claim they helped tank Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this summer by generating false sign-ups for the event), TikTok is hugely popular in the US, which means some of its users (or their parents) are Trump fans.

It’s unclear how much attention Trump is paying to any of this — earlier this summer, he announced that the federal government would demand a cut of a proposed sale of TikTok’s US operations; this week he conceded that the demand was illegal. He also announced this week that Microsoft, which had been in the running to buy TikTok’s US operations until days ago, might still be working on a deal; reporters including Axios’s Dan Primack say that isn’t so.

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While US TikTok users may worry about this worst case scenario, those in India are already living it. He enjoyed going down "rabbit holes" of the Indian internet such as farm TikTok , where he says farmers around the country would post videos of various agricultural techniques and activities.

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TikTok: US judge halts app store ban .
District Judge Carl Nichols has issued a temporary injunction preventing a ban on TikTok downloads.The app had faced being blocked from Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play marketplace from 23:59 Eastern time.

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