On Friday, the US government made an announcement that it will ban TikTok and WeChat from app stores this Sunday. This comes unexpectedly as Bytedance and Oracle came in a deal a few days back. But there was not complete sale of the app. Tik Tok reacts on the ban.
A TikTok spokesperson said in a statement,
“We disagree with the decision from the Commerce Department and are disappointed that it stands to block new app downloads from Sunday and ban the use of the TikTok app in the US from November 12. Our community of 100 million U.S. users love TikTok because it’s a home for entertainment, self-expression, and connection and we’re committed to protecting their privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform.”
As per report, the US Commerce will order Apple and Google to remove TikTok. The removal will be from Google Play Store and Apple App Store this Sunday (today). Also, a more extensive ban on the app will be applicable from November 12, they said. Those who already have can use it but no fresh downloads can happen.
Oracle and Bytedance made a deal for the Tik Tok. Oracle has a 40-year track record providing secure, highly performant technology solutions.”
So, Trump signed an executive order against the Bytedance-owned short video platform and WeChat. TikTok had 90 days to either sell its share to US based company or face ban. As per the President, the apps were a threat to “national security”.
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