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President Trump says he will ban TikTok in the US today

The Verge Saturday, 1 August 2020 ()
President Trump says he will ban TikTok in the US todayIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

President Trump has told reporters he’s planning to ban TikTok from operating in the US. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday night. Bloomberg reports that Trump indicated he’s ready to sign a document to order the ban as early as today, either via an executive order or emergency economic powers.

“I will sign the document tomorrow,” said Trump on Friday night, indicating that a ban could take effect “essentially immediately.”

The threat of a TikTok ban has been lingering since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned the possibility on July 7th, saying it was “something we’re looking at.” TikTok is a subsidiary of Beijing-based ByteDance, and...
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President Donald Trump says he'll take action as soon as Saturday to ban the popular video app TikTok from the U.S.

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