They’ll still face scrutiny from the US Department of Commerce

While the executive order by Donald Trump to ban TikTok and WeChat never came into force, the Biden administration has revoked it in favor of evidence-based investigations of foreign-controlled applications that could pose a security risk to Americans and their data.

Trump threatened to ban the apps unless a suitable US company bought a majority stake in TikTok. Oracle, Microsoft, and Walmart were all involved in negotiations to take up a stake, but nothing materialized, especially because Biden took office.

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Biden revokes Trump’s order to ban TikTok and WeChat was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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