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Tech & Science USA: Trump says he will ban the TikTok app

15:16  01 august  2020
15:16  01 august  2020 Source:   france24.com

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Image caption Mr Trump said he could ban the app as early as Saturday. 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 early as Saturday. US security officials have expressed

Trump indicated that he might use an executive order or invoke emergency powers to effect the ban . The news of Trump banning the app , which is especially popular with teenagers, has sparked a meme fest on Twitter. Netizens have been mourning the careers of American TikTok “influencers

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WASHINGTON APPLICATION (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump announced Friday evening that he had planned to sign a decree on Saturday banning TikTok in the United States, increasing pressure on the Chinese firm that owns the application video for her to sell.

The move would mark a spike in Washington's national security concerns, as officials worry about TikTok's handling of users' private data.

This would also be a major setback for ByteDance, the Beijing-based company that owns TikTok and which has become one of the few Chinese conglomerates with a global dimension thanks to the commercial success of the application.

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U.S. President Donald trump said on Friday that he was planning to sign an executive order as soon as Saturday banning Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok "As far as TikTok is concerned, we are banning them from the United States I will sign the document tomorrow," Trump told reporters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald trump said on Friday that he was planning to sign an executive order as soon as Saturday banning Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok from the United States . The move would be the culmination of U.S. national security concerns over the safety of the

Donald Trump's announcement follows intense negotiations during the day between the White House, ByteDance and possible buyers for TikTok, including Microsoft.

Reuters has learned from a source familiar with the matter that the talks had failed to reach an agreement for the Chinese company to sell its activities to the United States. Discussions are expected to continue in the coming days.

Expectations from ByteDance, which values ​​TikTok at over $ 50 billion and insists on remaining in the app's capital, have complicated the talks, another source said.

"We are banning them in the United States," Donald Trump told reporters on Air Force One of TikTok. "I will sign the document tomorrow".

We do not know, for the moment, the legal means on which the American president intends to rely to prohibit the application, and how such a ban would be implemented.

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President Donald Trump told reporters that he plans to ban the TikTok app in the U.S. through executive authority while flying home from Florida on The president said he would sign something as soon as Saturday. Trump called the decision "severance" and firmly rejected the reported spinoff deal

President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US. The fast-growing app has up to 80 million active monthly users in America and the ban would be a major blow for ByteDance. "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the

Very popular with teenagers, TikTok allows you to create short videos with a lot of special effects. It has nearly 80 million monthly active users in the United States.

ByteDance, Microsoft and the US Department of the Treasury - which chairs the government panel that reviewed TikTok's statutes - declined requests for comment.

"If we don't comment on rumors or speculation, we are confident in TikTok's long-term success," the video platform said in a statement.

As relations between Washington and Beijing deteriorated over trade, Hong Kong's autonomy and the spread of the coronavirus, TikTok has become a new point of contention between the world's two greatest economic powers.

(Alexandra Alper and David Shepardson in Washington, Echo Wang in New York; French version Claude Chendjou, Henri-Pierre André and Jean Terzian)

Donald Trump announces that he will ban the social network TikTok in the United States .
© 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.

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