World News: US President Donald Trump issued a executive order on Thursday to ban US transaction with Byte dance the parent company that owns Tiktok, and tencent the owner of the Wechat app, will be started in 45 days.
Trump said in one order that: “The TikTok app may be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party, and the United States must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security.”
“WeChat automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users. This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information.” President said in other order.
This order will effectively ban wechat and tiktok in 45 days.
Trump said this week he would support the sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations to Microsoft. If the U.S. government got a “substantial portion” of the sales price but warned that he will ban the service in the United States on Sept. 15.