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WeChat: Bringing CCP Censorship to the Global Stage

After President Trump signed an executive order that would effectively ban WeChat use in America starting in September, there has been criticism from some quarters as to whether such a move is necessary. WeChat is not only a security risk to America in the sense that it can provide Beijing access to the personal data ...

Jack Roberts

An ad for Wechat.

WeChat and TikTok Banned

Citing national security concerns, President Trump issued an executive order (EO) on August 6, 2020, to prohibit any U.S. company or person from transacting with ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of TikTok and messaging app WeChat. The executive orders take effect within 45 days, after which the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, will further ...

Michael Segarty

WeChat app on a smartphone.

India Bans 47 Additional Chinese Apps

A few weeks ago, the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps on the grounds that they were a threat to national security. The initial ban was triggered by a border conflict that took place between the two nations. Now, New Delhi has banned 47 more apps, which are all variations or clones of the previously ...

Armin Auctor

TikTok app on a smartphone.