President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked the previous administration’s executive orders against TikTok and WeChat. Former president Donald Trump last August, calling their wide use a “national emergency.”
The Trump administration tried toof video-based social app TikTok to a US company. Microsoft and Walmart pursued an acquisition but weren’t chosen by Chinese parent ByteDance.
Under a new order signed by Biden, the US Commerce Department must regularly evaluate apps linked with foreign adversaries like China and take action if they’re determined to present a national security risk.
Neither TikTok nor WeChat immediately responded to requests for comment.