It was only a matter of time after India took the lead for the US to seize that momentum for themselves. After accusing TikTok of spying on the US, Trump has officially declared that TikTok will be banned in the US, along with WeChat and any other Chinese app!
According to the Independent:
“TikTok will be banned in the US from Sunday. Users in the country will be stopped from downloading the video app as well as WeChat. WeChat will be entirely banned from 20 September, the order said. If a deal is not struck by 12 November, the app will be fully banned, and using as well as downloading the app will be illegal, according to the order from the US Department of Commerce.
Donald Trump and the US government have threatened to ban the app amid accusations that their Chinese owners mean that American data could be put at risk. After 12 November, it will be illegal in the US not only to distribute TikTok through app stores but also to provide the underlying internet infrastructure that powers it, or to allow its code to be accessible. That would effectively amount to a complete ban, with users unable to access the app at all.“
This will lead to some rather interesting turn of events in the coming weeks! It’s almost certain that China will not want to sell its business so it will likely be banned for sure! Let me know what you guys think of all this!
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