The order follows a similar ban that Trump pursued in August when he banned transactions using the short-form video app TikTok and social networking app WeChat, labeling them as national security threats. Federal courts have so far prevented these bans from taking effect as they hear complaints from supporters of the apps.
In the order issued on Tuesday evening, the apps and others are identified as security threats. They say they “automatically collect vast amounts of information from millions of users in the US, including sensitive personal information and private information that would make it possible.” [China] and [the Chinese Communist Party] Access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information. “
The order does not list the types of transactions that will be blocked. Instead, the trading department is instructed to define the specific transactions in the coming weeks.
Legal experts have previously said that the transaction bans will restrict downloads from …