Trump to Block Americans from Downloading Two Social Media Networks

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The Trump administration will ban two Chinese-owned social media applications from doing business with the United States.

The Commerce Department will prohibit WeChat and TikTok transactions to protect the national security of the United States.

In a press release, the department said, “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has demonstrated the means and motives to use these apps to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and the economy of the U.S. Today’s announced prohibitions, when combined, protect users in the U.S. by eliminating access to these applications and significantly reducing their functionality.”

As of Sunday, September 20th, the bans will go into effect which will prohibit U.S. users from downloading the applications.

“Today’s actions prove once again that President Trump will do everything in his power to guarantee our national security and protect Americans from the threats of the Chinese Communist Party,” said U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. “At the President’s direction, we have taken significant action to combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data, while promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms, and aggressive enforcement of U.S. laws and regulations.”

In August, President Trump signed an Executive Order regarding the threats of the Chinese owned applications which caused several US-based companies to consider purchasing TikTok from owner ByteDance.

Currently, a partnership between Oracle and Walmart is the frontrunner to purchase TikTok to keep it afloat in the US Market (MarketWatch):

Under the latest plan for TikTok, Oracle Corp. and Walmart Inc. could together own a significant stake, according to people familiar with the situation. That move, if combined with existing American investors, could put majority ownership in U.S. hands, the people said.

Trump administration officials have pushed for majority U.S. ownership of TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd. That goal could be met under the proposal for Oracle alone, or together with Walmart, to take significant ownership stakes. Their participation, together with existing U.S.-based ByteDance investors like Sequoia Capital, General Atlantic and Coatue Management LLC, could push U.S. ownership in the new entity above 50%.



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cactusbob
cactusbob
1 month ago

Good for Trump! Again and again, he has proved that he has the guts to do the necessary heavy lifting to keep our nation ahead of the influences that want to control us.

Next would be all legal action to keep Facebook, Twitter, and google from arbitrarily canceling conservative ads and communications. Their lame excuses and protestations are a farce! They are part of The Resistance, helping the Democrats try to take over the USA and turn it into an English-speaking Venezuela.

Adrian Maclean
Adrian Maclean
1 month ago
Reply to  cactusbob

BRAVO DONALD ! Now time to kickass FB, TWIT and GGLE. Level the playing field.

robert
robert
1 month ago

i wish he would ban facebook and twitter

Dr Barbara Embry
Dr Barbara Embry
1 month ago
Reply to  robert

Me also, but if he banned twitter we wouldn’t know the President’s thoughts~~ that’s the only way we can know what’s happening. Fox is going Left at warp speed so they will soon be Socialist~~ we must have some way for Pres. Trump to keep us informed.

Carol Hadenough
Carol Hadenough
1 month ago

Oooh! Very good point! There must be some other way we can get messages from him. Let’s see of we can find some way.

Rickster
Rickster
1 month ago

OANN is a great source for news! Tucker, Hannity and Ingram Angle are great but the rest of FOX News is heading down the drain.

Carol Hadenough
Carol Hadenough
1 month ago
Reply to  robert

Me, too, Robert! That’s exactly what I was thinking!

Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson
1 month ago

President Trump is still taking flak for what they say was not a quick response to the virus, although he had already cancelled incoming flights from China. Now he wants to protect the U.S. from Chinese owned propaganda organizations, and he will be taking even MORE flak for that.!!!! When it comes to the Demoncraps and their crap he just can’t win. We can support him by voting RED across the board. I’m voting RED, IN PERSON. None of that mail-in (Demoncrap cheating) for me.

Adrian Maclean
Adrian Maclean
1 month ago
Reply to  Nancy Anderson

Aye, a vote for Donald Trump is a vote for America. RED ALL THE WAY !!

zek
zek
1 month ago
Reply to  Nancy Anderson

Like I have said if you can go shopping you can vote in person.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Now it seems like Trump will do anything to make China look bad, butt he rest of the World is not buying, Trump’s Autocratic actions. The fact is that the intelligence communities have not said one word about these programs being any threat what so ever, and they would be the first to know.

Dr Barbara Embry
Dr Barbara Embry
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Make China look bad?! THEY ARE BAD!!

Adrian Maclean
Adrian Maclean
1 month ago

REALLY BAD!!

Heidi
Heidi
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Please tell me why you think the Intelligence community would broadcast pending investigations. It their job to act & secure. Not tell everybody ahead of time what they’re investigating. Does the FBI announce when & where they’re going to make a drug bust? As Joe Biden would say, “C’mon man!”

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Suck a Chinese hundred year egg.

Adrian Maclean
Adrian Maclean
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Man, where have you been? The Chinese have infiltrated almost every aspect of America, spying on businesses, military intelligence and now social activities. Their goal is to supplant the US as number one economic and military power in the world and destroy capitalism and democracy. They are communists.

Richard U
Richard U
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

You are still a dumba$$ Demoncrat. China IS the enemy and IS BAD!

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

The Democrats have been lying and cheating in the elections for years. The mail in ballots is just another way to tilt the scales in their favor but they have been doing it for so long they already have many ways to cheat that were set up in the past. As a tax paying American I want the Democrat criminals charged in a court for the crimes they committed. We have the proof. 33,000 emails and smashed blackberies by Hillary, illegal Stinger Missiles sold by Obama that ended up in Benghazi and of course, BENGHAZI itself. Where’s the 900,000,000 that was in NY’s emergency fund. Is it in Michael Obama’s Foundation. Time for these crooks to be pulled into court and at the very least…QUESTIONED. If there is evidence of cheating by the Democrats in this election I hope they are all arrested and charged with treason…as they should be.

Omega 2
1 month ago

EXCELLENT! ABOUT TIME THESE CHINKS GET BOOTED OUT OF HERE IF THEY CANNOT BEHAVE WHILE IN THIS COUNTRY AS WE DO IN THERE COUNTRY! NO DOUBT THAT BIDEN’S SON HAD A HAND IN GETTING THESE PROPAGANDA WEB PAGES STARTED HERE WITH HIS ” LAGRESS ” FROM CHINA!

FedUp
FedUp
1 month ago

Thank you Mr. President for watching over us & keeping us safe.

Linda U
Linda U
1 month ago

Good, ban anything and everything that has to do with China. Another virus worse than this one has escaped a Chinese lab. Also another swine flu virus. They will do anything to ruin the world to push communism.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
1 month ago

Way to President Trump . We do not need China having a way to turn this country.

lokiko
lokiko
1 month ago

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