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Biden Rescinds Executive Orders Banning TikTok, WeChat

US Commerce Department Will Conduct Its Own Review of Chinese-Made Apps Scott Ferguson (Ferguson_Writes) • June 9, 2021

The Biden administration rescinded a number of Trump-era executive orders Wednesday that sought to ban Chinese-made social media apps, such as TikTok and WeChat, from the U.S. over national security concerns - specifically the amount of personal data that these apps collect on American citizens.

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In a new executive order published Wednesday, President Joe Biden ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to conduct a larger review of Chinese-made applications to determine what data these apps may collect on U.S. citizens and whether that information is shared with China's government.

The new Biden executive order also reverses U.S. bans on eight other Chinese-made apps that former President Donald Trump announced in January just before he left office.

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