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Trump vows to ban TikTok from the US

Donald Trump has vowed to ban the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok from operating in the Un...
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08.20 1 Aug 2020


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Donald Trump has vowed to ban the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok from operating in the United States.

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, the President said: "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States."

He stated the "severance" could be carried out through executive action as early as this weekend.

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Mr Trump's comments came after he signed an order forcing Beijing-based owner ByteDance to sell the US portion of social network TikTok due to national security concerns, according to media reports.

TikTok said: "While we do not comment on rumours or speculation, we are confident in the long-term success of TikTok."

ByteDance launched TikTok in 2017 as a competitor to Facebook and Snap and it has grown in popularity, hitting two billion downloads during April.

Reporting by IRN

Main image: File photo. Credit: Anjum Naveed/AP/Press Association Images

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