Today is the last day when TikTok is allowed in the United States: Trump intends to restrict China from collecting information of Americans
Trump will sign a restrictive executive order today on China's TikTok application. Previously, the application raised concerns of the US Department of Defense and was banned for the entire US Army.
"We're banning them from the United States," Trump said aboard Air Force One en route to Washington, D.C., from Florida.
BREAKING:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 1, 2020
President @realDonaldTrump just announced on Air Force One that he will be banning the evil CCP-compromised app TikTok
America can’t continue to allow our citizens to be surveilled by Xi Jinping and his terroristic cronies
I have long advocated for this.
TikTok is owned by the Chinese mega-corporation ByteDance. Microsoft tried to acquire the rights to TikTok, but negotiations fell through due to Beijing's desire to have a controlling stake.
The approximate cost is estimated at over $ 50 billion.
The American Civil Liberties Union called Trump's decision “danger to free expression”.
“Banning an app like TikTok, which millions of Americans use to communicate with each other, is a danger to free expression and technologically impractical.”
Banning an app like TikTok, which millions of Americans use to communicate with each other, is a danger to free expression and technologically impractical. https://t.co/ZbN7f2TOwF— ACLU (@ACLU) August 1, 2020
And by and large, they are right, since there is no micropayment system in the application, the US government has no financial leverage. As a preventive measure, TikTok may be removed from the Play Market and App Store, but the servers will continue to function.
Considering that even the strongest Firewall in the world is not able to block the access of American services in China, the technical capabilities of the United States, which are several times inferior to those in Asia, will not be able to ban TikTok.