In the latest TikTok ban update, President Donald Trump said on Friday July 31st that he is prepared to shutdown the popular app in the U.S. this weekend.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, the President stated, “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States.” But Why would Donald Trump want to shut down the popular social media app? It has been reported TikTok privacy practices are one that raises concerns. Many have gone as far as stating TikTok was designed to create a threat to the U.S. national security led by the Chinese Government.
Since these accusations concerning privacy, the company hired former Disney executive Kevin Mayer to serve as CEO. ByteDance also relocated all American data storage to the U.S. The company has also mentioned the thousands of people they have hired in the U.S. and their plans to bring even more jobs across the United States.
Reports have also indicated that ByteDance the Beijing-based company is rumored of selling TikTok to Microsoft, an American based company. A business move President Donald Trump is not a fan of. “It’s not the deal that you have been hearing about, that they are going to buy and sell, and this and that. And Microsoft and another one. We’re not an M&A company,” said Trump.
How can President Donald Trump ban TikTok. At the moment it is unknown whether he will sign an executive order or apply the ban through another method. Other methods include a designation. “Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that,” Trump said.
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