PRESIDENT Donald Trump says he plans to officially ban TikTok in the US.
Trump made the announcement on Air Force One on Friday night as he returned from a trip to Florida.
“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” the president told reporters.
Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the action.
“I have that authority,” he said aboard the presidential plane.
TikTok is a Chinese-owned video app that’s become popular among Americans in the last two years or so.
Users on the app create, watch, and engage with videos that range from fun dance trends to beekeepers rescuing honeybees.
It was the world’s second most downloaded app in the third quarter of 2019, with an estimated 176 million downloads.
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