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Biden Replaces Trump Ban on TikTok, WeChat, Other Apps 

FILE - U.S. and Chinese flags surround a TikTok logo in this illustration photo taken July 16, 2020.

Former president Donald Trump’s executive order that attempted to ban Chinese video app TikTok has been replaced by the Biden administration, which has implemented its own executive orders to review several Chinese apps for possible national security and privacy risks. 

President Joe Biden’s executive order directs the Commerce Department to analyze TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese apps to see if they collect personal data or if they are connected to the Chinese military. 

According to a White House statement about the order, Commerce, in consultation with other federal agencies, can “make recommendations to protect against harm from the sale, transfer of, or details ⇒

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