Biden admin reverses Trump’s efforts to ban TikTok, WeChat

President Biden released an executive order Wednesday to undo former President Trump’s attempt to ban Chinese apps WeChat and TikTok. In the order, Biden suggests that there needs to be more evidence before the ban can be enforced.

While the president didn’t deny that foreign adversaries design, develop, manufacture, or control applications to threaten the U.S. But, “the Federal Government should evaluate these threats through rigorous, evidence-based analysis,” he wrote in the order. So he set forth more criteria that threatening apps should meet before they’re banned.

Now, it will be up to the Commerce Department to analyze foreign adversaries’ applications and make recommendations to protect Americans’ personal data.

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