Bans On TikTok & WeChat Will Not Move Forward Today

TikTok and WeChat have both narrowly avoided bans scheduled for today, Sunday, September 20th across the United States.

President Donald Trump previously warned the Chinese-owned apps posed as security threats to American users — and the Commerce Department handed down an order that would stop downloads of TikTok and WeChat starting today.

Both bans have been lifted for now — as Trump has announced a new deal between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart has his “blessing” and a California judge has blocked his administration’s ban on WeChat, citing a potential First Amendment claim.

With this, TikTok and WeChat are here to stay — at least for now.

Not only that, downloads have soared in days leading up to the supposed ban, especially with WeChat, which has seen a sharp, 800 percent week-over-week increase.

More here.


Source: The Verge