President Trump Says He Will Ban TikTok From U.S.

“As far as #TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States”

8/1/2020 6:22:00 PM

“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States”

President Donald Trump says he will ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

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The president made the remark on Air Force One on Friday evening.President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday (Aug. 1) to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

Trump's comments came after published reports that the administration is planning to order China’s ByteDance to sell TikTok. There were also reports Friday that software giant Microsoft is in talks to buy the app.“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters Friday on Air Force One as he returned from Florida.

Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the action, insisting, “I have that authority.”Reports byand theWall Street Journalciting anonymous sources said the administration could soon announce a decision ordering ByteDance to divest its ownership in TikTok.

There have been reports of U.S. tech giants and financial firms being interested in buying or investing in TikTok as the Trump administration sets its sights on the app.The New York Timesand Fox Business, citing an unidentified source, reported Friday that Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok. Microsoft declined to comment.

TikTok issued a statement Friday saying that, “While we do not comment on rumors or speculation, we are confident in the long-term success of TikTok.”ByteDance launched TikTok in 2017, then bought Musical.ly, a video service popular with teens in the U.S. and Europe, and combined the two. A twin service, Douyin, is available for Chinese users.

TikTok's fun, goofy videos and ease of use has made it immensely popular, and U.S. tech giants like Facebook and Snapchat see it as a competitive threat. It has said it has tens of millions of U.S. users and hundreds of millions globally.But its Chinese ownership has raised concerns about the censorship of videos, including those critical of the Chinese government, and the potential for sharing user data with Chinese officials.

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TikTok maintains it doesn’t censor videos based on topics sensitive to China and it would not give the Chinese government access to U.S. user data even if asked. The company has hired a U.S. CEO, a former top Disney executive, in an attempt to distance itself from its Chinese ownership.

U.S. national-security officials have been reviewing the Musical.ly acquisition in recent months, while U.S. armed forces have banned their employees from installing TikTok on government-issued phones. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier this month that the U.S. was considering banning TikTok.

These national-security worries parallel a broader U.S. security crackdown on Chinese companies, including telecom providers Huawei and ZTE. The Trump administration has ordered that the U.S. stop funding equipment from those providers in U.S. networks. It has also tried to steer allies away from Huawei because of worries about the Chinese government's access to data, which the companies have denied it has.

The Trump administration has stepped in before to block or dissolve deals on national-security concerns, including stopping Singapore's Broadcom from its $117 billion bid for U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm in 2018 in an effort to help retain U.S. leadership in the telecom space. It also told China's Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. to sell off its 2016 purchase of gay dating app Grindr.

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I am sickened by people supporting an app that allows and has discriminatory policies towards minority groups, people who are overweight and poor. Sorry (not sorry) to say it but if you’ve not used the app or been subjugated to its discrimination than shut it! It needs banned. I am sickened by people supporting an app that allows & has policies that discriminate against minority groups, people who are overweight and poor. Sorry (not sorry) to say it but if you’ve not used the app or been subjugated to it’s discrimination than shut it. It needs banned.

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We have a global pandemic going on and he's worried about an app 🙄 he just made a lot of gen Zs ANGRY and I happen to be one of them 😈 This is about the Tusla rally flop. Petty queen. As he should India's influence wbk sis That’s funny 🙂,why scared ? Good. Shit it dumb anyways LeanilloSophia Does he have real work to do as the America president?

Pls ban it 🙏atleast india wont be the only country without tiktok😓 nomad749 Good man. It is Degenerate Soon the USA will ban trump. This guy just doesnt give a fuck😂 WHAT DONALD BEBEK This is what happens, when congress doesn't stand up and shut him down. The government shall make no law... Those are the first 6 words of the 1st Amendment. An EO is a law. And now, we're no better than other countries living under a dictatorship.

Imagine an app where people literally just post funny videos being the only thing u are pressed about. Donald Trump Isn’t Banning Twitter Because It’s Already The Most Controversially Platform There Is. So Why Would It Make Sense 2Ban TicTok. It’s His Mind Game DontB a Stranger 2 It. It’sMandatoryByLawThere has2B a report system By LLC. TicTok became of This, Nobody Been Using it

Nothing but hot air Fuck him. 🖕🖕 thank god for VPN He’s Gonna Wanna JUS SAY ANYTHING For people To talk about as A decoy Out and About as he does more Heinous Insights That he knows it gets himself bashed. Put it This Way: What Does TikToc Do That Makes It Stand Out From Twitter. He Isn’t Banning Twitter...

Donald Trump must resign TIKTOK Already announced, They aren't getting banned I heard everyone is moving to Byte If u know u know, this one na Likee pipo wey go give Trump bribe... wise up tom😂😂😂😂 boo 🍅 WORLD PEACE Imposible 😂 MTVHottest BTS BTS_twt Probably a good idea. The spyware they put in software we would never allow here.

I don’t use that app, but I say that’s dictatorship! No difference than what China has done to there people. And all the MAGA that say he is for freedom well this isn’t freedom it Communist censorship trump sucks. kkk and semi automatic assault rifles next pls

Trump Says He Will Ban TikTok From The U.S.The app’s China-based corporate ownership creates a security risk, administration officials say. He should ban Russian bountys Well, it does. Trump gave China reasons to ban American companies or apps.

President Trump says he will ban TikTok in United States'We're banning them from the United States.' Pres. Donald Trump told reporters that he plans to ban the TikTok app in the U.S. through executive authority. I'm quite sure that Biden, as I predicted months ago will be dropped by the Democratic party. His VP will continue to run against Trump. Wonald Wrump well... in honor of my favorite app.. heres on of my fav ones 😔

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Trump says will ban TikTok amid pressure on Chinese owner to sellPresident Donald Trump said on Friday he would sign an executive order as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok in the United States, ratcheting up the pressure on the popular short-video app's Chinese owner to sell it. 美国就是强盗! HE CANNOT BAN TIK TOK China must fuckin HATE trump by now

Trump says he's banning TikTok in the U.S.BREAKING: President Trump says he plans to use his executive power to ban the popular video creation app TikTok in the U.S. as early as Saturday. What 'executive power'? Live look at Teenage girls Doing as a true dictator does

Trump says he will ban TikTokPresident 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. Good, someone cares about America, isn’t microsoft buying it 特朗普是希特勒,在压制美国人的自由,连一个APP都要禁止。