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Joe Biden withdraws Trump’s order to ban TikTok, WeChat

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Wednesday withdrew a series of Trump-era executive orders seeking to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and the security concerns posed by those apps and others by the Commerce Department. review was ordered.

In its statement, the White House said: "President Biden rescinded and replaced three executive orders aimed at prohibiting transactions with TikTok, WeChat and eight other communications and fintech software applications; Two of these orders are subject to litigation." According to the White House, the new order signed by Biden on Wednesday puts the US Department of Commerce under recent US supply-chain security regulations. "foreign opponents" To evaluate the associated software applications and take appropriate action.

The order also directs the department to draft a report with recommendations to protect the personal data of Americans, including their genetic data, as well as a second report containing additional policy proposals. Citing national security concerns, Trump sought to bar new users from downloading TikTok and WeChat in the US, but his orders were blocked in federal district courts and never took effect.

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