Donald Trump To Ban TikTok On Sunday
Donald Trump has decided not to put his guard down in his fight against China. He had earlier hinted at the ban of popular video making app TikTok. TikTok is under the ownership of Chinese company ByteDance. However, he also suggested that the company could bring a U-turn to this move if an American company agrees to buy its US operations. However, that road was a lost fight, and Trump has now decided to stop the download and maintenance of TikTok. Trump will most likely go through with the ban on Sunday, which will heat the cold war between China and the US.
Commerce Department Issues Statement Regarding TikTok Ahead Of Ban From Donald Trump
The Commerce Department of the US issued a statement that hinted at the ban. The announcement comes after Trump decides to ban TikTok on the coming Sunday. It read:
“At the President’s direction, we have taken significant action to combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data while promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms, and aggressive enforcement of U.S. laws and regulations.”
Trump is undoubtedly ready to face what China has to offer as a reply.
TikTok Is Disappointed With The Donald Trump Ban
TikTok also issued a statement where it expressed its disappointment regarding the ban from the US. The company tried all the possibilities, including selling the US operations, but it did not go too far. Moreover, it also made it very clear that they seek the legal route to put themselves back into the smartphones of US citizens. The statement read:
“We would continue to challenge the unjust executive order, which was enacted without due process and threatens to deprive the American people and small businesses across the US of a significant platform for both a voice and livelihoods.”
TikTok Asks Facebook And Instagram To Join Their Protest
Facebook and Instagram are the competitors of TikTok. The company asked its competitors, both of which come under Mark Zuckerberg to join their protest publicly. However, Mark may see this as the perfect opportunity to remove his competitor and not go against the government.