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Trump tells reporters he will ban TikTok in US as soon as SaturdayPresident Donald Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday that he plans on banning popular social media application TikTok in the US. According to White House...
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US President Donald Trump told reporters that US government is thinking about imposing a ban on Chinese video-sharing application 'TikTok'. "We are looking at TikTok, we may be banning TikTok. We may be doing some other things; we have a couple of options... But we are looking at lot of alternatives...

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