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US President Joe Biden revokes ban on Chinese apps TikTok, WeChat

 

  • President Joe Biden has revoked an executive order from his predecessor Donald Trump banning Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat in the US.
  • The ban faced a series of legal challenges and never came into force.
  • Instead, the US Department of Commerce will now review apps designed and developed by those in the jurisdiction of a foreign adversary, such as China.
  • President Biden said it should use an evidence-based approach to see if they pose a risk to US national security.