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Apple pulls Meta’s WhatsApp, Threads from China App Store

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2024
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Apple on Friday said it pulled several messaging apps like Meta’s WhatsApp and Threads from the App Store in China after the nation’s government ordered the removal, citing security concerns.

The move further escalates tensions between the U.S. and China over technology and other policies. In recent days, Congress has been looking to fast-track legislation to push TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, to divest the social media app. The House could vote on a new bill as soon as Saturday, and U.S. President Joe Biden has said he will sign it into law if it reaches his desk....

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