Trump officially signs executive order adding pressure to TikTok

With the ongoing U.S. and China tensions, it seems that President Donald Trump is pushing through with the TikTok and WeChat ban.

It looks like the TikTok ban will push through, and the president kept his word last week. An executive order has been issued today by the POTUS putting the Chinese parent company ByteDance under threat.

After 45 days, TikTok will not be allowed to do “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd.” according to the order.

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However, a few days before signing the executive order, President Donald Trump told reporters at a press conference about his thoughts in letting the U.S. receive a cut in TikTok’s operations.

TikTok creators have already started in finding alternatives to share their content upon this recent announcement, and Microsoft is also looking into acquiring the platform.

However, the repercussions of this executive order have already led to China banning Apple as a result.

The fall of TikTok?

With the U.S. big tech companies facing Congress, it may look like that they are using banning China as a cover for their data breaches.

Last month, the U.S. and China both asserted dominance in space exploration as well as launching their respective spacecrafts to Mars.

With a lot of apps coming out like Instagram Reels and Triller, it looks like this executive order from Donald Trump may make or break TikTok.

Microsoft’s interest in the social media platform may also have a risk of becoming a flunk just like what happened to their Mixer live streaming platform.

Content creators may want to wait and see where the Chinese social media giant will go with all these alternative apps coming out.

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