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Trump Administration Reviews TikTok for National Security Risks

July 15, 2020, 10:54 PM

The Trump administration is conducting a formal review of Chinese-owned social media apps TikTok and WeChat for possible national security risks, which could conclude in a matter of weeks.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday that there is no self-imposed deadline for finishing the review, but he expects a result within “weeks not months.”

Meadows said the administration’s review is taking place on a parallel track with a similar investigation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

“There are a number of administration officials who are looking at...

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