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Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads in US, officials say – Sydney Morning Herald

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores starting on Sunday night.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Fox Business Network that “the basic TikTok will stay intact until November 12”.
The ban on new US downloads of the widely popular app could still be rescinded by President Donald Trump before it takes effect if ByteDance seals a deal with Oracle that addresses concerns about the security of its users’ data.
“This is the right move – ratchet up the pressure on Beijing, protect Americans,” said Republican Senator Josh Hawley on Twitter.
The Trump administrat…

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