Biden revokes Trump orders targeting TikTok and WeChat

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday dropped executive orders meant to ban TikTok and other Chinese-owned apps that were issued by former President Donald Trump.

Instead, Biden’s Commerce Department will conduct its own review of the apps to evaluate whether they are credible foreign threats “and take action, as appropriate,” according to a fact sheet.

The Commerce Department will be asked to evaluate smartphone apps “involving software applications that are designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons that are owned or controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction of a foreign adversary, including the People’s Republic of China, that may present an undue or unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States and the American people,” according to the White House fact sheet.

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