1-MIN READ

Trump says he will ban TikTok app in the United States

Trump says he will ban TikTok app in the United States

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was planning to sign an executive order as soon as Saturday banning Chineseowned shortvideo app TikTok from the United States.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 8:20 AM IST
Share this:

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was planning to sign an executive order as soon as Saturday banning Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok from the United States.

The move would be the culmination of U.S. national security concerns over the safety of the personal data that TikTok handles. It would represent a major blow for TikTok’s owner, Beijing-based ByteDance, which became one of only a handful of truly global Chinese conglomerates thanks to the app’s commercial success.

“As far as TikTok is concerned, we are banning them from the United States… I will sign the document tomorrow,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One.

Also Watch

Sushant Death Probe: Bihar Police Likely To Issue Lookout Notice Against Rhea As She Is Unreachhable

ByteDance and TikTok did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Disclaimer: This post has been auto-published from an agency feed without any modifications to the text and has not been reviewed by an editor

  • Tags:
  • First Published: August 1, 2020, 8:20 AM IST
Next Story
Loading