Donald Trump is ready to ban TikTok from operating in the United States. Bloomberg said the US president said he was ready to sign the documents needed to ban the application, either by executive order or by emergency.
The threat of a complete ban in the United States was first mentioned on 7 July. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that “it is something we are considering”. However, it was suggested that TikTok avoid its ban by becoming an American company.
From that hypothesis, rumors arose that ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, was considering selling the app to Microsoft. However, last Friday, Donald Trump denied these rumors, saying that this deal will not happen.
Without the chance of being purchased by an American company, TikTok is even at risk of being completely banned in the United States. We will then have in hand the ban of another popular brand, in addition to Huawei and ZTE that have already been banned from the American territory.
India is also considering banning TikTok
As “neighbors”, India would be expected to support TikTok, regardless of its alleged links to the Chinese government. However, the Indian government shares the same concerns as the American government, as they consider TikTok to be a threat to national security.
Recently, India issued a list of dozens of applications that it considers harmful to the nation’s national security, including TikTok. It is likely that in the coming days we will see developments in relation to this situation, although not very positive for ByteDance.
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