BREAKING: Trump Bans TikTok & WeChat Starting On Sunday

The Trump administration has dropped the hammer on Chinese owned apps WeChat and TikTok. Starting on Sunday they will no longer be allowed to be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in the US. Numerous news outlets are reporting this but I will quote the New York Times:

The restrictions will ban the transferring of funds or processing of payments through WeChat within the United States as of Sunday. In the case of WeChat, the restrictions will also prevent any company from offering internet hosting, content delivery networks, internet transit or peering services to WeChat, or using the app’s code in other software or services in the United States.

Those same prohibitions on providing services go into effect on Nov. 12 for TikTok.

Expect China to react to this instantly to this as this is a swift kick in the nether regions for them. Not to mention for the 100 million or so Americans who use these apps.

This is going to get ugly in a hurry.

One Response to “BREAKING: Trump Bans TikTok & WeChat Starting On Sunday”

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