Trump will ban TikTok and WeChat from app stores on Sunday

Trump will ban TikTok and WeChat from app stores on Sunday

Sam Haysom 18/09/2020

If you're in the U.S. and yet to download the TikTok app, now might be the time to do it.

Donald Trump is planning to freeze downloads of the TikTok and WeChat apps by banning them from Apple and Google app stores starting Sunday, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday.

TikTok has been in the news a lot over the past couple of months, ever since the president signed an executive order in August threatening the app to cut ties with ByteDance, the app's Chinese parent company, or face a U.S. ban.

Since then, various companies have been in the mix to take over TikTok's U.S. operations. As of a few days ago, it looked like Oracle was set to win the bid, with Microsoft's bid rejected. Read more...

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