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Tech & Science Donald Trump announces that he will ban the social network TikTok in the United States

09:15  01 august  2020
09:15  01 august  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Trump announces ban on TikTok video platform in the US

 Trump announces ban on TikTok video platform in the US © Martin BUREAU US President Donald Trump has announced that the popular TikTok video platform will be banned in the U.S. "As far as TikTok is concerned, we are banishing her from the United States," Trump told Reporters in the Air Force One presidential plane on Friday. US President Donald Trump has announced that the popular video platform TikTok will be banned in the United States.

President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US . He told reporters he could sign an executive order "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States ," Mr Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One.

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he would ban the popular social media app TikTok , hours after rumors had circulated about possible government actions against it. "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States ," Trump told reporters on Air Force One

TikTok a souvent dû se défendre de ses liens avec la Chine. © REUTERS / Dado Ruvic TikTok has often had to defend itself from its links with China.

President Donald Trump announced on Friday July 31 that he was going to ban the social network TikTok in the United States, suspected by Washington of being able to be used by Chinese intelligence.

“Regarding TikTok , we are banning it in the United States,” DonaldTrump told reporters aboard the Presidential Air Force One plane on July 31. The US president also said he would act the next day.

TikTok belongs to the Chinese group ByteDance. The app has nearly a billion users worldwide and is very popular with a young audience. TikTok was under investigation by CFIUS, the U.S. agency responsible for ensuring that foreign investments do not pose a risk to national security.

Trump grants ByteDance group 45 days to complete sale of TikTok to Microsoft

 Trump grants ByteDance group 45 days to complete sale of TikTok to Microsoft © MARTIN BUREAU / AFP The future brightens for the video sharing app TikTok. Donald Trump gives Chinese group ByteDance 45 days to complete the sale of TikTok to Microsoft. The future is bright for the TikTok video sharing app. The US president gives the Chinese group ByteDance 45 days to complete the sale of TikTok to Microsoft. Donald Trump threatens to ban the social network, which has become very popular in the United States.

President Trump said he plans to bar the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok from operating in the U . S . Trump , traveling from Tampa, Florida, told reporters he planned to take action against the popular video-sharing app as soon as Saturday. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them

President Trump plans to bar the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok from operating in the United States , Bloomberg News reported. He told reporters traveling with him that he plans to take action against the popular video-sharing app as soon as Saturday. More available on the Bloomberg

Risk of pressure from Beijing

TikTok has often had to defend itself from its links with China, where ByteDance has a similar application, under another name. She has always denied sharing data with the Chinese authorities and assured that she did not intend to accept requests in this regard.

James Lewis, head of the technology policy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, believes that the security risk incurred using TikTok is "close to zero." On the other hand, "it looks like ByteDance could be put under pressure by Beijing," he said.

The social network is also disputed elsewhere than in the United States. It has thus been banned since June 30 in India , where it was placed at the top of the list of 59 Chinese applications blocked by New Delhi on its territory to "ensure the security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace".

(With AFP)

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