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Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by JesseThunder(m): 8:22am On Aug 07, 2020
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.

The orders, which use similar language, do not state that a certain amount of money from the sale needs to be sent to the US Treasury Department, which the President has been insisting on for several days.

The order regarding TikTok prohibits after 45 days "any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd.," the Chinese company that owns the social media platform.

The move turns up the pressure on negotiations over the popular video app's future through a potential sale. The dramatic back and forth began when Trump said last Friday night that he would ban TikTok from operating in the United States using emergency economic powers or an executive order.

Microsoft said Sunday that it was pushing forward with talks to acquire the app following a conversation between CEO Satya Nadella and the President. On Monday, Trump set September 15 as the deadline for TikTok to find a US buyer. Failing to do so, he said, would lead him to shut down the app in the country. In an unusual declaration, Trump also said any deal would have to include a "substantial amount of money" coming to the US Treasury.

Thursday's order alleges that TikTok "automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users," such as location data and browsing and search histories, which "threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans' personal and proprietary information -- potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage."

Shortly after issuing the order regarding TikTok, Trump issued a similar order for WeChat, an group chat app owned by Tencent, a Chinese based company.

For WeChat, which allows its users to transfer funds to each other, the order states it will ban financial transactions with Tencent. The order states "any transaction that is related to WeChat by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with Tencent Holdings Ltd. (a.k.a. Téngxùn Kònggǔ Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī), Shenzhen, China, or any subsidiary of that entity, as identified by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) under section 1(c) of this order."

National security concerns have long fueled policymakers' reservations surrounding the apps. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters last week at the White House that the US government was conducting a national security review of TikTok and was preparing to make a policy recommendation to Trump.

Prior to Trump's threatened ban last Friday, people working on the issue within the Trump administration expected the President to sign an order to force ByteDance to sell the US operations of TikTok, according to a person familiar with the matter, in a move aimed at resolving policymakers' concerns that the foreign-owned TikTok may be a national security risk.

The order also claims that the platform censors or disseminates content in keeping with the Chinese Communist Party's agenda, citing "when TikTok videos spread debunked conspiracy theories about the origins of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus."

Many of TikTok's fans have panicked over the app's uncertain future. After Trump's threat last Friday, TikTok users across the US began livestreaming and posting videos in tribute to what they feared was the end of the app. Others were strategizing ways to get around a ban, including by trying to trick servers to make it look like they're browsing from a different country where TikTok is allowed to operate.

And TikTok has said it remains committed to its large American user base.

"TikTok is loved by 100 million Americans because it is a home for entertainment, self-expression, and connection," company spokesperson Josh Gartner said in a statement. "TikTok will be here for many years to come."

The President's threat to shut down the platform also comes a month after a stunt organized mainly through TikTok may have led to a sparsely-attended Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the days leading up to the June 20 rally, a coordinated effort was underway on TikTok encouraging people to register online for the free event and not show up.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/08/06/politics/trump-executive-order-tiktok/index.html

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by NettyNelly(m): 8:25am On Aug 07, 2020
But I heard Microsoft is moving to acquire tiktok. Won't that be bad news for Bill Gates.
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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by IgbalodeRaymond: 8:28am On Aug 07, 2020
NettyNelly:
But I heard Microsoft is moving to acquire tiktok. Won't that be bad news for Bill Gates.
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it's a different case
better managed by US than communist china
China can't be trusted
God bless Trump

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by helinues: 8:28am On Aug 07, 2020
Its all about election not for security concerns. Microsoft would have considered the security concerns before showing interest of buying TikTok

With the way things are going, Trump reelection is getting coma daily.

BTW, Joe Biden is looking more younger compared to a year a go, same transformation occurred to Madam Clinton Before the 2016 election .

Biden is also logically coherent with the latest events... What's the secret?

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by pretydiva(f): 8:29am On Aug 07, 2020
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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by JesseThunder(m): 8:30am On Aug 07, 2020
Not sure the Chinese will give up WeChat.

Tik-tok can go but not WeChat.

IgbalodeRaymond
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it's a different case
better managed by US than communist china
China can't be trusted
God bless Trump

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by Karlifate: 8:30am On Aug 07, 2020
China 2 : USA 2

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by Slawormir: 8:32am On Aug 07, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
This is not alright

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by IgbalodeRaymond: 8:32am On Aug 07, 2020
JesseThunder:
Not sure the Chinese will give up WeChat.

Tik-tok can go but not WeChat.

I'm not talking about wechat
wechat is now like Chinese mastercard oo
it's now beyond chatting.
it's a payment processor on it's own

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by NaijaRoyalty(m): 8:32am On Aug 07, 2020
Trump is not smiling on this Chinese people that buhari run to every time for loans

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by skimmy005: 8:43am On Aug 07, 2020
Donald trump is mad.

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by Ezinwa120: 9:09am On Aug 07, 2020
helinues:
Its all about election not for security concerns. Microsoft would have considered the security concerns before showing interest of buying TikTok

We the way things are going, Trump reelection is getting coma daily.

BTW, Joe Biden is looking more younger compared to a year a go, same transformation occurred to Madam Clinton Before the 2016 election .

Biden is also logically coherent with the latest events... What's the secret?

You are actually watching back of your TV or too much of CNN or some other compromised news media, the truth is that Trump is winning sleepy Joe by a landslide in November. This is the reality

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by helinues: 9:16am On Aug 07, 2020
Ezinwa120:


You are actually watching back of your TV or too much of CNN or some other compromised news media, the truth is that Trump is winning sleepy Joe by a landslide in November. This is the reality

Smiles.. I would rather watch BBC and Aljazeera than watch CNN or FOX...

Probably what you read/heard some months ago but not yet updated about the latest.

The PUA benefits for August is currently on suspension due to both Democrats and Republicans couldn't reach a compromise... That means 40% of Americans are liable to eviction....

300k death toll is predicted before December if necessary measures are not taking to contain Covid.

How many Americans have lost their jobs?

USA economy is presently heading towards recession..

Trump that used to vote via mailing is now suggesting it could lead to fraud.

Don't even let me talk about Trump contradicting himself severally about the Corona issue

Get updated bro

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by GamalNasser: 9:21am On Aug 07, 2020
helinues:


Smiles.. I would rather watch BBC and Aljazeera than watch CNN or FOX...

Probably what you read/heard some months ago but not yet updated about the latest.

The PUA benefits for August is currently on suspension due to both Democrats and Republicans couldn't reach a compromise... That means 40% of Americans are liable to eviction....

300k death toll is predicted before Deciding is necessary measures are not taking to contain Covid.

How many Americans have lost their jobs?

USA economy is presently heading towards recession..

Trump that used to vote via mailing is now suggesting it could lead to fraud.

Don't even let me talk about Trump contradicting himself severally about the Corona issue

Get updated bro

I doubt if IQ can improve again once a man crosses 30

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by TOPCRUISE(m): 9:41am On Aug 07, 2020
Why should the US be the only country spying on people's activities. Every gadget they develop are meant to spy on people's activities and businesses and deny you of your privacy. Yet they frown if other people or organization from other countries develop something close to such.

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by laosy(m): 9:41am On Aug 07, 2020
Trump and his almost autocratic verdict.
Well, it's his country but this doesn't sit well.
The two countries don chop belleful.
May God punish Nigeria politicians making this country as bad as this

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by flyca: 9:41am On Aug 07, 2020
Good!

You cannot use Facebook, Whatsapp, Google etc in China expect with a VPN which is still illegal.

Ban them! India already banned Wechat last month. What is good for the goose is also good for the gander. Nonsense!

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by Nobody: 9:42am On Aug 07, 2020
Osinbajo to Buhari: We should also ban something

Buhari: Ban sokial mejia

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by Nobody: 9:42am On Aug 07, 2020
Omo trump just Dey fire China back2back

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by Haywhymido(m): 9:42am On Aug 07, 2020
bad man

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by overseer1(m): 9:43am On Aug 07, 2020
Trump has gotten the ball to act against foreign interests

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by FLYFIRE(m): 9:43am On Aug 07, 2020
TOPCRUISE:
Why should the US be the only country spying on people's activities.
Chinese are SPYWARE PRO.

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by oyewale0001(m): 9:44am On Aug 07, 2020
It is well.
Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by alfredilly: 9:44am On Aug 07, 2020
Trump should have compelled China to accept Facebook and WhatsApp as a condition for allow Tiktok

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by BLESSICA: 9:44am On Aug 07, 2020
Alright.....



In other development, SS3 student resumes school with a venza ride.....he no gree cut grass, e say make principal call aboki him go pay.......even the giveaway wey him do, Government teacher win 10k.

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by Wentworthorg: 9:44am On Aug 07, 2020
No nonsense president

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Re: Trump Issues Orders Banning TikTok And Wechat From Operating In 45 by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:44am On Aug 07, 2020
A little breakdown on this issue from us @ [color=#006600][/color] ,
While the nature of the banned transactions are not specific, it may mean the companies would not be able to appear on Apple’s App Store or Google’s Play Store in the United States.
It also could make it illegal for U.S. companies to purchase advertising on TikTok.

But the order should not affect a deal if Microsoft or another U.S. firm manages to buy TikTok before the 45 days are up.


The orders signal increasing tensions in U.S.-China relations in the run-up to the November elections.
Trump had earlier threatened to ban TikTok from the United States, citing national security concerns and suggesting it would be retaliation for what he sees as China’s role in the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Trump and other officials have expressed concern that data collected by TikTok could be shared with the Chinese government.
TikTok has continually denied that and says it stores U.S. customer information in the United States.

This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.

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