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Trump's attempt to ban TikTok and WeChat could face legal trouble for infringing on free speech, according to a First Amendment expert

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Trump signed executive orders Thursday attempting to ban TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US, citing national security concerns.
In the orders, the president invoked a 1977 law that gives him the authority to block foreign transactions that pose national security risks.
But a legal expert told Business Insider that the orders are "likely to have First Amendment problems" because they attempt to restrict speech.
The Trump administration also faces practical and technical challenges in implementing a ban that actually keeps Americans from using the apps .
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Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban Use Of TikTok In the U.S

Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban Use Of TikTok In the U.S

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The president also issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the owner of the popular Chinese communications and social media app WeChat.
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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered an unspecified ban on "transactions" with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat.
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Trump Issues Executive Orders Against Chinese Owners Of TikTok And WeChat

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

The orders will take effect on September 20, but will likely face a challenge in court.
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