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TikTok, WeChat Actions by Trump Targeting China Revoked by Biden

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2021
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Technology, TikTok, WeChat, Joe Biden

President Biden on Wednesday revoked executive orders targeting the Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps signed by former President Donald Trump, and signed a new order requiring security reviews of these and other apps in the jurisdiction of foreign adversaries.

The new order directs the Commerce Department to instead evaluate software applications connected with foreign adversaries under recent U.S. supply-chain security rules “and take action, as appropriate,” according to a fact sheet.

The Commerce Department will be required to review apps “involving software applications that are designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons that...

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