How the Trump administration may ‘ban’ TikTok

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The Trump administration is outwardly contemplating a ban on Chinese language social media apps, together with the favored video app TikTok. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about the chance on July seventh, saying it was “one thing we’re ” in a Fox Information interview with Laura Ingraham — and on July 31st, President Trump advised reporters aboard Air Power One which he deliberate to personally ban the app utilizing his personal authority, as a substitute of doubtless forcing its Chinese language proprietor to divest it.

The feedback may simply have been bluster. However Pompeo additionally in contrast TikTok to Huawei and ZTE, two firms which have suffered very actual penalties after drawing US authorities ire. With rigidity rising between the US and China, Trump attempting to ban TikTok…

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