TikTok and WeChat to be banned under President Trump’s executive order

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President Donald Trump has made good on his threat to issue an executive order banning TikTok.

According to the order, ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns the video-sharing app, has 45 days to sell to a non-Chinese buyer, or TikTok will be banned from operating in the United States. Microsoft has reportedly been in talks to purchase the app.

The president issued a similar order about WeChat, a messaging app owned by Chinese tech company Tencent.

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This segment aired on August 7, 2020.

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