Biden revokes Trump executive orders against TikTok and WeChat

President Trump issued executive orders against TikTok and WeChat. President Biden has canceled them.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday canceled executive orders of the previous administration Against Tiktok and WeChat. His predecessor, President Donald Trump, Chinese-owned apps targeted Last August, they called their widespread use a “national emergency.”

Under the new order signed by Biden, the US Commerce Department must regularly evaluate apps linked to foreign adversaries such as China and take action if they are determined to present a national security risk. order also provides the criteria On identifying apps that pose an “unacceptable risk” to national security, according to the White House.

Tiktok’s fate in America has been in limbo since last year, when Trump issued a pair of executive orders who cited the app data collection practices as national security concerns. One of the executive orders prohibited transactions with TikTok, while another required Chinese-origin ByteDance to sell the app’s US business.

The order, which would have effectively banned TikTok, led to a scramble to find buyers for the popular app. Oracle and Walmart struck a complicated deal that seemed to have Trump’s blessing, but it was not completed before he stepped down. that deal was allegedly stopped While the Biden administration reviewed the security risks posed by TikTok and other Chinese-owned apps.

Neither TikTok nor WeChat immediately responded to requests for comment.

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