President Biden on Wednesday will revoke a Trump-era executive order that sought to ban the favored app TikTok and replace it with one that requires a broader overview of a variety of foreign-controlled purposes that might pose a safety threat to Americans and their information.
According to a memo circulated by the Commerce Department and obtained by The New York Times, the order will deal with a variety of purposes and bolster latest actions the Biden administration has taken to curb the rising affect of Chinese know-how corporations.
It is the primary important step Mr. Biden has taken to deal with a problem left for him by President Donald J. Trump, whose administration fought to ban TikTok and power its Chinese-owned guardian firm, ByteDance, to promote the app. Legal challenges instantly adopted and the app continues to be obtainable because the battle languishes within the courts.
Mr. Biden’s order “will direct the secretary of commerce to use a criteria-based decision framework and rigorous, evidence-based analysis to evaluate and address the risks” posed by foreign-operated purposes, in accordance to the memo. “As warranted, the secretary will determine appropriate actions based on a thorough review of the risks posed by foreign adversary connected software applications.”
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