Biden Administration Halts Trump’s Push for TikTok Ban

Don’t expect any decisions on TikTok’s fate to come from President Biden‘s administration.

The Biden White House is pausing former President Donald Trump‘s attempt to ban the social media platform, People confirmed Thursday (February 11).

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Trump‘s argument was that the China-based app presented security risks, and attempted to force a sale of the app to American-based companies Oracle and Walmart.

The Wall Street Journal reported that attempted sale was now “shelved indefinitely” because of Biden administration’s decision.

The Associated Press and NPR also separately reported the Justice Department is now signaling to federal courts it may drop its legal cases against ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok.

One TiKTok star recently made headlines for confusing a popular hashtag to be about her.

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