U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok, citing national security reasons - 2020-09-18

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F182.png U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok, citing national security reasons September 18, 2020, Thomson Reuters, CBC News

The U.S. Commerce Department has issued an order that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok, starting Sunday.

Commerce officials said the ban on new U.S. downloads of TikTok could be still rescinded by President Donald Trump before it takes effect late Sunday as TikTok owner ByteDance races to clinch an agreement over the fate of its U.S. operations.

ByteDance has been in talks with Oracle Corp and others to create a new company, TikTok Global, which aims to address U.S. concerns about the security of its users' data. ByteDance still needs Trump's approval to stave off a U.S. ban.

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{{cite news | title = U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok, citing national security reasons | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/u-s-bans-wechat-tiktok-1.5729249 | work = Thomson Reuters | publisher = CBC News | date = September 18, 2020 | accessdate = September 20, 2020 }}