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Trump Aide Says He Expects Bans on WeChat, TikTok to Succeed

Nov. 22, 2020, 7:51 AM

U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said he expects President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban the WeChat and TikTok apps to “ultimately” succeed.

Moves by the Trump administration to restrict the Chinese-owned social-media platforms in the U.S. for what it said were national security reasons have been put on hold as a result of court injunctions. WeChat and TikTok users have argued that the bans have been motivated by election year politics rather than genuine security concerns.

“We’re now looking -- those court cases are ongoing, so the federal government will wait and see what our courts tell us ...