Tag: TikTok ban

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Senators join calls for US TikTok ban as Biden administration considers deal

November 21, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Mark Warner warned of the dangers posed by TikTok, which has over 138 million active users in the US, calling it an “enormous threat.” The Virginia Democrat backed Donald Trump’s moves to prohibit the app in […]


TikTok banned Trump before Trump could ban TikTok

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

For months, U.S. President Donald Trump has tried to ban TikTok, the wildly popular short-video app owned by Chinese technology company ByteDance, on the grounds that the app’s Chinese ownership poses a national security threat. U.S. officials claim that TikTok […]

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Judge blocks Trump’s order to ban TikTok

September 28, 2020

Via: BGR

TikTok continues to remain available for download on iPhone and Android, as a judge blocked on Sunday the Trump administration’s executive order that would have forced Apple and Google to remove the app from their app stores. This would have […]

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Trump vows not to extend TikTok deadline beyond September 15

September 11, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, is facing a looming September 15 deadline to sell its US operations or have them shut down by the Trump administration. On Thursday evening, President Trump told reporters that the deadline wouldn’t be […]

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6 ways TikTok is countering political scrutiny—and a potential ban—in the U.S.

July 22, 2020

Via: Fortune

The Trump administration is considering banning TikTok, the wildly popular short video platform, over national security concerns and TikTok’s alleged vulnerability to Chinese government censorship and data sharing. TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based tech firm ByteDance Ltd. and has […]