US postpones ban on TikTok downloads

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US postpones ban on TikTok downloads

The US Department of Commerce has postponed the ban on downloading the TikTok app until September 27. This is stated in a press release from the department, RIA Novosti reports.

It is clarified that this decision was made on behalf of US President Donald Trump “in the light of the positive development of events.”

On September 20, Trump blessed Oracle's purchase of the US segment of the TikTok app. After purchasing the service, Oracle will become a technology partner of China's ByteDance.

Earlier it became known that if a ban is imposed, the US authorities will not force users to remove TikTok from gadgets, but will force Apple and Google to remove Chinese applications from their platforms available in the country. At the same time, Apple and Google will be able to save applications on platforms operating in other countries.

On August 6, Donald Trump signed two decrees prohibiting any transactions with ByteDance and the owner of the WeChat social network, Tencent. Both projects are developed by Chinese corporations. Washington believes that each of the applications “threatens national security, foreign policy and the US economy.”

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