Biden drops plan to ban TikTok, WeChat: White House
President Joe Biden on Wednesday to withdraw the executive order by his predecessor, Donald Trump’s ban against the Chinese-owned, mobile apps, TikTok and WeChat, to national security concerns, the White House said.
In a statement, the White House said that instead of blocking the popular apps, the Biden administration will have to carry out a “criteria-based decision-making system and the serious, in-depth analysis in order to manage the risk of, in connection with the Internet-related programs through the control of international organizations.
Trump claimed that China owned the program, which is a threat to national security, and was trying to buy, sell, TikTok Us investors.
Biden’s view is to identify the “related applications, which may be an unacceptable risk to the national security of the united states and the American people, including a mobile app, which is owned by the control of the person or persons responsible for the support of the military or the intelligence services of foreign enemies, or engage in malicious cyber-activity, or log in to an app that collects sensitive personal data.”
With the new decree, call the department of trade and industry, and other federal agencies that develop regulations for the protection of the confidentiality of personal information,… including your personal information and genetic information of” illegal use of the name.
TikTok is believed to be owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, has around a billion users, including, among other things, all over the world, with more than 100 million in the united states, and is especially popular among young smartphone users.
WeChat, a Chinese tech giant Tencent’s a lot of well-known “super-app” for social media, text messaging, e-commerce, and so much more.