Trump Said to Block US Downloads of TikTok, WeChat on 20th September

The Trump Administration offically issued a order to the US Commerce Department plans to ban US Downloads of TikTok – A short video app, WeChat- chinese owned messaging app starting on September 20 as per report by Reuters.

The officals said the ban on new US downloads of TikTok could be still rescinded by President Donald Trump before it takes effect late Sunday as TikTok owner ByteDance races to clinch an agreement over the fate of its US operations.

Earlier reports said ByteDance in talks with Oracle US to create a new company as TIkTOk Global and opened first US based Headquaters in the New York, USA. As per US President Donald Trump , the said their is no such official proof about Oracle deal on going with ByteDance owned TiKTok.

They issued a ban aims to address US concerns about the security of its user’s data. ByteDance still needs a permanent signed approval to stave off a US ban. The Commerce Department officials said they are taking the extraordinary step because the app’s data collection poses. China and the companies have denied US user data is spying of us.

Story published on Thomson Reuters 2020