Is Trump Banning TikTok?

Did TikTok get banned yet?

President Trump has signed an executive order that will ban the viral video app TikTok in the U.S.

in 45 days..

Why does Trump want to ban TikTok?

US President Donald Trump has threatened to ban TikTok from the United States, warning the app poses a threat to national security because of its ties to China. TikTok’s fun, goofy videos and ease of use has made it immensely popular since being launched by its parent company, Bytedance Ltd, in 2017.

Why are they banning TikTok?

The concerns are threefold. Because TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is based in China there are fears the company may share user data with the Chinese government, whether intentionally through data requests or unintentionally through surveillance software.

What is bad about TikTok?

TikTok lets users easily share short funny clips which can go viral really easily. But TikTok has been criticized by US senators for censorship, privacy, and child safety. Because TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance there are concerns that TikTok might censor content that doesn’t appease China.

Did they ban TikTok in the US?

President Donald Trump issued executive orders that would ban the social media apps TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies.

Who owns TikTok?

The Trump administration is considering ways to push the video-sharing app, beloved by teens and 20-somethings, out of the U.S. altogether. TikTok is owned by the Chinese technology giant ByteDance.

Where is TikTok banned?

India has already banned TikTok, and Australia is also considering blocking it. Trump cited the India ban in his executive order. In a move that could smooth things over with some lawmakers, TikTok said on July 22 that it plans to hire 10,000 people in the US over the next three years.

Is Donald Trump going to ban TikTok?

(CNN Business) President Donald Trump said Friday night that he will ban the popular short-form video app TikTok from operating in the United States, rejecting a potential deal for Microsoft to buy the app from its Chinese-owned parent company.

Why is Trump banning TikTok in the United States?

On August 6th, Trump declared TikTok and WeChat a “national emergency” because of real — but also politically convenient — privacy and security concerns. He invoked the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), which lets him ban transactions between US and foreign entities.

Is WeChat going to be banned?

(CNN) President Donald Trump on Thursday issued executive orders that would ban the social media app TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies.