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Technology Donald Trump claims he will ban TikTok in the US with an executive order

06:15  01 august  2020
06:15  01 august  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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US President Donald Trump has vowed to prohibit the Chinese-owned video sharing platform TikTok in the United States , saying an executive order could come sometime in the next day, amid allegations of IP theft by Beijing.

President Trump said he plans to bar the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok from operating in the U . S . Trump , traveling from Tampa “As far as TikTok is concerned, we ’re banning them from the United States ,” Trump said. The move is the latest by the administration to curb China’s influence.

Earlier today a report surfaced indicating the Trump administration may force TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance to sell the app to a US company. This evening, reporters in the White House press pool have said via Twitter, that the president told them on Air Force One that he will ban the social media app in the US. According to Donald Trump, he believes he has the power to do that via executive order.

a close up of a sign: Tik Tok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Tik Tok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

We’ve contact TikTok for a comment, and will update this post when more information is available.

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  The pandemic multiplied TikTok’s audience, and its critics in Washington The Chinese video app is facing censure from all sides on issues ranging from national security to child safety as it becomes more entrenched in American society.The sharpest jab yet came this week, with President Donald Trump saying he is considering banning the app, known for its lighthearted, short-form videos of viral memes and easy-to-learn dance choreography. But Trump’s remark was only the latest in a series of escalating actions against TikTok across the Capitol that have been building throughout the pandemic.

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

President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he will act as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States . U . S . President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with leadership from the National Association of Police Organizations in the Cabinet Room of

TikTok download ban temporarily blocked by US judge in a blow to the Trump administration .
A federal judge on Sunday ruled in favor of TikTok, just hours before the download ban was scheduled to go into effect.On Wednesday, TikTok filed for the preliminary injunction against the Justice Department order, which would ban downloads of the TikTok app in the US beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. As Business Insider's Paige Leskin previously reported, lawyers for TikTok filed the request as part of TikTok's lawsuit against the US government, which challenges the legality of the president's proposed ban.

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