Can Trump ban TikTok? What the executive order means – explained | Technology

On Thursday, Donald Trump issued two executive orders aimed at banning TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” against the China-based social media platforms in the interest of national security. The move would effectively require TikTok and WeChat to shut down in the US or find new Continue Reading

Facebook removes major QAnon group along with hundreds of accounts posing as black Trump supporters- Tempemail

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Facebook has staged a major cull of fake accounts, taking down hundreds masquerading as black supporters of Donald Trump and supporters of the conspiracy theory movement QAnon – as well as Continue Reading

Trump Signs Executive Order to Prohibits Business with TikTok – Tempemail

Sourced from Politico. US President, Donald Trump has reportedly signed an executive order that aims to prohibit all transactions with TikTok’s parent company, Bytedance. This order – which is expected to come into effect in 45 days – is meant to “address the national emergency with respect to the information Continue Reading

TikTok ban: Trump signs executive order over app ‘threat’- Tempemail

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will ban all dealings with the owners of the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, apparently acting on his repeated threat to ban it Continue Reading

What is WeChat and why is Trump targeting it? | Technology- Tempemail

On Friday, Donald Trump issued twin executive orders that would ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” in the interest of national security. TikTok, a video-sharing app, has come under fire from US lawmakers and the Trump Continue Reading

Facebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on Covid | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook has removed a post from Donald Trump’s page for spreading false information about the coronavirus, a first for the social company that has been harshly criticized for repeatedly allowing the president to break its content rules. The post included video of Trump falsely asserting that children were “almost immune Continue Reading

Trump says US should take share of proceeds from proposed TikTok sale – video | Technology- Tempemail

Donald Trump says the Treasury should receive a share of proceeds from the proposed sale of Chinese-owned video app TikTok. The president’s plans come after he reversed his call to ban the popular app in the US due to privacy concerns. Speaking from the White House, Trump said the US Continue Reading

Microsoft moves ahead with talks to buy TikTok after Trump vows to ban app- Tempemail

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Microsoft has confirmed it is still pursuing talks to buy the social app TikTok, with reports that Donald Trump has given the negotiations a 45-day deadline. The news comes just after Continue Reading

TikTok row: Trump to take action soon, says Pompeo, as Microsoft pursues deal | TikTok- Tempemail

Donald Trump will take action in coming days to tackle an array of national security risks presented by TikTok and other Chinese software companies, Mike Pompeo has said, as Microsoft revealed it was pursuing a deal after speaking to the US president. Microsoft said late on Sunday that, after a Continue Reading

TikTok: China’s ByteDance agrees to divest US operations after Trump threat | TikTok- Tempemail

China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the US operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. ByteDance was previously Continue Reading