Trump plans to ban TikTok in the US, report says


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President Donald Trump said late Friday that he planned to ban TikTok from the US. The action could come as soon as Saturday.

“As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One. 

Earlier on Friday, Bloomberg reported that Trump planned to order Beijing-based tech company ByteDance to divest ownership of popular social-video app TikTok. And on Saturday morning, Reuters reported that in response to Trump’s Air Force One comments, ByteDance had agreed to completely divest TikTok’s US operations. However, Trump’s remarks aboard the president’s plane, which were covered in a pool report, indicated he doesn’t…

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