The Commerce Department announced that TikTok and WeChat apps will be banned from U.S. app stores starting Sunday, September 20, following the executive order issued by President Donald Trump in August 2020.
President Trump has waged a battle against TikTok for the past few months, objecting to the operation of the Chinese-origin app for alleged national security reasons.
The US government accuses Chinese company ByteDance, the parent of TikTok, of collecting data on millions of US users, which could eventually reach the Chinese government.
In August 2020, Trump ordered ByteDance to sell the app to an American company.
Although the deadline to complete the operation was not clear, the announcement of the United States Department of Commerce makes it clear that the appli...