Trump is going to ban US TikTok and WeChat app store downloads on September 20th

The Commerce Department issued the order Friday

The logo for Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s WeChat app, right, and the logo for ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok app are arranged for a photograph on smartphones in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders prohibiting U.S. residents from doing business with the Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps beginning 45 days from now, citing the national security risk of leaving Americans' personal data exposed. Photographer: Ivan Abreu/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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The US Commerce Department has issued a new order to block people in the US from downloading the popular video-sharing app TikTok as of September 20th, Reuters first reported Friday.

The full order was published by the Department of Commerce on Friday morning. “Any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd,” the order reads, “shall be prohibited to the extent permitted under applicable law.” It is set to take effect on September 20th.

In the course of the most recent couple of weeks, TikTok’s Chinese parent organization, ByteDance, has been occupied with converses with US organizations like Microsoft and Oracle to make another organization, TikTok Global, that would meet the Trump organization’s interests over client information security. Recently, President Trump started exchanges subsequent to calling for US TikTok activities to be closed down except if offered to a US organization by September fifteenth. Microsoft has dropped out of the offering, leaving Oracle and Walmart as the main possibility to hold stake in the new TikTok organization. In any case, the organization presently can’t seem to strike an arrangement that meets the entirety of its prerequisites.

Authorities disclosed to Reuters that a Commerce Department rule prohibiting US downloads of TikTok and other Chinese-possessed applications like the informing stage WeChat could be given as right on time as Friday. That standard would purportedly go live Sunday, September twentieth, forbidding new downloads of both WeChat and TikTok.

“We’ve already committed to unprecedented levels of additional transparency and accountability well beyond what other apps are willing to do, including third-party audits, verification of code security, and US government oversight of US data security,” TikTok said in a statement Friday. “We will continue to challenge the executive order, which was enacted without due process and threatens to deprive American people and small businesses across the US of a significant platform for both a voice and livelihoods.”

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Reuters Friday, “We have taken significant action to combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data, while promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms, and aggressive enforcement of U.S. laws and regulations.”