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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday revoking a Trump-era order aimed at banning TikTok, the popular video app, as well as WeChat and eight other communications and financial technology software applications.

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So, instead of trying a whimsical ban that didn't work, Pres Biden is taking the more strategic approach that should have been taken in the first place.

Look at how personal and national security is affected and decided on the appropriate solution.

From the cited article...

...Biden's new order instead calls for a broad review of foreign-owned applications and directs the secretary of commerce, the director of national intelligence and other agencies to provide reports to the president on the potential risk such apps pose to personal data and national security. The Department of Commerce will also recommend additional executive and legislative steps that should be taken....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-09 02:35 PM | Reply

I know Trump has significant issues to put it mildly, but I never knew he was such a Luddite.

#2 | Posted by jakester at 2021-06-09 02:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I wish I understood what exactly Trump thought he was accomplishing by banning TikTok in the first place.

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-06-09 02:48 PM | Reply

And Jakester, when referring to Trump the proper spelling is 'Lewdite'.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-06-09 02:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

How was tiktok banned?

You could still download and use the app.

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-06-09 02:58 PM | Reply

I wish I understood what exactly Trump thought he was accomplishing by banning TikTok in the first place.

Stop me if you've heard this before:
"First they came for TikTok..."

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-09 04:31 PM | Reply

Look Trump threw a tantrum becaue teenagers ordered a bunh of tiket for his Tulsa rally and subsequently very few people showed up when he thought a lot of people were coming and it miffed him. That's the sole reason he tried to ban TikTok.

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-06-09 04:50 PM | Reply

Jesus Christ

Look Trump threw a tantrum because teenagers ordered a bunch of tickets for his Tulsa rally and subsequently very few people showed up when he thought a lot of people were coming and it miffed him. That's the sole reason he tried to ban TikTok.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-06-09 04:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

AFAIK Trump isn't banned from TikToc. He should join them.

#9 | Posted by LiquidCake at 2021-06-09 08:57 PM | Reply

How was tiktok banned?
You could still download and use the app.

#5 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2021-06-09 02:58 PM | FLAG:

The directive from the Commerce Department to Google and Apple had them remove it from their app stores. It did not effect 100,000,000 existing installs.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-06-10 10:12 AM | Reply

I wish I understood what exactly Trump thought he was accomplishing by banning TikTok in the first place.

#3 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2021-06-09 02:48 PM | FLAG:

ByteDance owns TikTok. ByteDance is a Chinese company which supplies the regime with user data on demand.

Trump was "stickin' it to China".

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-06-10 10:14 AM | Reply

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