DONALD TRUMP: Issues Executive Order to Shut Down TikTok & WeChat

Written by on August 7, 2020

Donald Trump issued a pair of executive orders late Thursday night to shut down the popular Chinese social media platforms TikTok and WeChat within 45 days, over national security concerns.

Since the order doesn’t take effect for 45 days, the door is still open for Microsoft to acquire TikTok. The two companies have reportedly been in talks in recent days.

Trump has accused TikTok and WeChat of allowing the Chinese Communist Party to collect information on Americans. (The New York Times)

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