Joe Biden withdraws orders from Trump to ban TikTok and WeChat in the US

The new decree orders the Department of Commerce to initiate a “rigorous and evidence-based” analysis on applications that collect personal information from users and whose technology has ties to the Asian giant.

“Certain countries, including China, seek to use digital technologies and American data that pose unacceptable national security risks, while assisting authoritarian interests and controls,” the White House noted.

Specifically, the government of USA targets those applications that “are owned, controlled or managed by people who support a foreign military adversary or intelligence activities, are involved in malicious cyber activities, or store sensitive personal data “.

Donald Trump’s Orders, August 2020, they remain blocked for the moment by judicial decision.

Trump even demanded that the firm that owns TikTok, the Chinese ByteDance, sold its business in the country to US companies.

The decision of Joe Biden occurs on the same day that you start your first international trip since your arrival at the White House, which will take you to the UK G7 summit, to meetings with its European partners in Brussels and his first meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

Shortly before getting on the plane, the president assured that the objective of his trip to Europe is to “strengthen the alliance” and make it clear to Russia and China that “the United States. and Europe are together “.

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