Trump Threatens To Ban TikTok From Operating In US

Trumpo Threatens To Ban TikTok From Operating In US

Trumpo Threatens To Ban TikTok From Operating In US

Donald Trump has said that he will ban TikTok in the US.

The move could go into effect as soon as today, he told reporters.

Speaking from Air Force One as he returned from Florida, he said: “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States.”

The president said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the action, insisting, “I have that authority” before adding: “It’s going to be signed tomorrow.”

The US has repeatedly indicated that it could ban the app, or undertake other measures, amid escalating tensions with China. While TikTok has insisted that all of its data is stored outside China and has denied rumours of its close relationship with the Chinese government, the Trump administration has insisted that the widespread use of the app could put citizens at risk.

India has already undertaken its own ban, for much the same reasons. When that ban was announced at the end of June, it went into effect almost straight away, with the app disappearing from the store and stopping working within 24 hours.

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