US President Joe Biden on Wednesday withdrew executive orders to do so They sought to block the popular social networks TikTok and WeChat In the country introduced by his predecessor Donald Trump (2017-2021), he instead urged an investigation to determine the security risks associated with China.
The new decree orders the Ministry of Commerce Initiating a ‘rigorous and evidence-based’ analysis About the applications that Collect personal information from users And whose technology has ties to the Asian giant.
“Some countries, including China, are seeking to use digital technologies and data from Americans who… poses unacceptable risks to national securityAt the same time they help authoritarian controls and interests,” the White House said.
Specifically, the US government targets those apps “owned, controlled or operated by individuals who support a foreign military enemy or intelligence activities, are involved in malicious cyber activities, or store sensitive personal data.”
The Trump orders, August 2020Currently, it is still blocked by a court order
Trump even demanded that the company that owns TikTok, the Chinese company ByteDance, Sell your business in the country to American companies.
Biden’s decision comes on the same day he embarked on his first international trip since his arrival at the White House, which will take him to the G7 summit in the United Kingdom, his meetings with his European partners in Brussels, and his first meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
Shortly before boarding the plane, the president confirmed it The purpose of his trip to Europe is to “strengthen the alliance”. And ‘clarify it to Russia and China USA and Europe Together.