TikTok and WeChat ban revoked, new federal app review process ordered

President Joe Biden has revoked Trump-era bans on TikTok and WeChat, but at the same time ordered broader investigations into apps that could pose a risk to U.S. data privacy or national security.

Credit: Kon KarampelasCredit: Kon Karampelas

The president on Wednesday signed a new executive order that revokes Trump’s ban on the Chinese apps. In place of a ban, the order also directs the U.S. Commerce Department to evaluate apps that could be connected to foreign adversaries and “take action, as appropriate.”

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