The popular social network TikTok takes several weeks in the crosshairs of the u.s. government, which has gone from recommend be uninstalled to several public sectors to be completely forbidden in the country.
Makes a few hours ago that Trump acknowledged that they did not know they would do about TikTok, being one of the options on the table the acquisition of the company by some american company like Microsoft, which according to sources close to seemed to have any interest in the acquisition. Finally it seems that is not the case, and the popular social network will disappear from the north american territory.
Trump will prohibit TikTok “immediately”
The conflict between China and the administration Trump continues, and that is after veto to Huawei are able to negotiate with u.s. companies now have taken to chinese social network TikTok, application on which the government saves concern in relation to the collection of data that this may have.
“About TikTok, we’re going to ban it in the united States,” Said Trump last Friday night. To the question of journalists about when would be the prohibition, the response was “Soon, immediately.”
Can the president of the united States to make a ban directly? Seems to be yes, and that is to do it you can do so through an executive order of the Law of International Economic Powers Emergency.
Just before the end of his flight on Air Force One to Washington from Florida, the chairman said that would sign the document tomorrow, which should make it effective today.
With the imminent ban, a spokesman for TikTok has remembered that “the data of u.s. users are hosted on servers in the same country. The greatest investors of TikTok are from the united States and we are committed to maintaining your privacy and security.”
To the contrary of the order to Huawei, this decision would affect only the united States. It is not the first blow that gets TikTok, since the past month of June was prohibited in India by a scandal similar.
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