“The issue is still on our minds,” Trump said.
Earlier this month, the United States decided to ban Chinese apps on the grounds of “national security.” “We are determined to protect the interests of American citizens,” Trump told a news conference on Saturday. “So some more such steps may be taken.”
The decision to ban ticks will be effective from September. Announcing the decision on August 8, Trump said the Chinese social media app TikTok would be completely banned in the United States within the next month and a half. Then no one from America will be able to keep in touch with TikTok and its proprietor company ByteDance.
TikTok will not be able to do any business transactions with any US company.
In his instructions, Donald Trump said, “TikTok users can find out everything, including location data, browsing and search history. TikTok already knows all that information from US users. The highly personal and asset-related information of the users has reached the hands of the Chinese Communist Party. Which is very worrying.”