Biden revokes Trump executive orders against Chinese apps TikTok, WeChat

(Worthy News) – President Biden on Wednesday moved to revoke former President Donald ’s executive orders aimed at cracking down on TikTok and WeChat, popular -based social apps that the Trump administration feared were collecting U.S. users’ data and could be used to spy on Americans.

Mr. Trump’s Commerce Department pursued bans of the apps last year after Mr. Trump signed two executive orders in August aiming to bar transactions with WeChat and TikTok’s China-based owner ByteDance. Mr. Biden scrapped those orders on Wednesday and undid a January 2021 order from Mr. Trump prohibiting transactions of eight Chinese-connected software applications.

Mr. Biden is replacing Mr. Trump’s orders with new versions to create a “criteria-based decision framework” to analyze any risks posed by information and communications services involving foreign adversaries such as China, according to the . [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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