Trump Seems to Have Forgotten About His TikTok Ban – Slate


The TikTok logo, on a black surface with the words TikTok in white and a music note next to it, outside of a California office.
“Guys? Anyone?”
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Remember when the Trump administration moved to ban TikTok, calling it a “national emergency”? The White House seems to have forgotten about it, and TikTok would like an update, please.

All the way back in September, President Donald Trump issued two executive orders that essentially banned the app—as well as another, WeChat—in the U.S. The president’s reasoning was that the apps, owned by China-based companies ByteDance (TikTok) and Tencent (WeChat), are a national security threat. The first order prevented app-store downloads of TikTok and WeChat after Sept. 20, and the second banned U.S. companies from making business deals with ByteDance
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