Biden Revokes Trump’s Orders Attempting to Ban TikTok and WeChat

President Joe Biden has officially dropped former President Donald Trump’s executive orders that attempted to ban the apps TikTok and WeChat. Instead, the White House will conduct its own review of apps with ties to foreign adversaries that may pose a risk to American data privacy or national security. The new executive order directs the Department of Commerce to undertake an “evidence-based” analysis “of transactions involving apps that are manufactured or supplied or controlled by China,” according to The Associated Press.  read more

Trump Admits U.S. Government Can’t Actually Profit Off TikTok’s Sale to An American Company

During a press conference earlier today, President Donald Trump admitted the United States government can’t actually profit off the sale of popular video app TikTok to an American company. The president had previously claimed that the Treasury Department would receive a “very big” payment in the event of a deal wherein the Chinese-owned TikTok or its assets are sold to an American tech company. read more