The Commerce Department has announced plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday. The Department said on Friday that from Sunday, any moves to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok on an app store will be prohibited.
The restrictions targeting WeChat are more extensive. Beginning Sunday, it will be illegal to host or transfer internet traffic associated with WeChat, the Department said in a press release. The same will be true for Tik as of Nov. 12, it said. (The Trump administration is currently weighing a proposal involving ByteDance, and Oracle, designed to resolve the administration’s national security concerns related to TikTok; the deadline for a deal is Nov. 12.)
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