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Trump says he will ban TikTok in the US

The Independent 01 Aug 2020 05:55

Measures could go into effect as soon as today

Donald Trump has said that he will ban TikTok in the US.

The move could go into effect as soon as today, he told reporters.

Speaking from Air Force One as he returned from Florida, he said: "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States."

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The president said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the action, insisting, "I have that authority" before adding: "It's going to be signed tomorrow."

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