Trump plans to ban TikTok app in the U.S.

Published on 2 Aug 2020 11:26:31 AM

President Donald Trump said on Friday that he would sign an executive order to ban TikTok in the United States, ratcheting up the pressure on the Chinese owner to sell the popular short-video app.

The move would be the culmination of U.S. national security concerns over the safety of the personal data on TikTok, which is handled by Chinese company ByteDance.