Donald Trump has vowed to ban TikTok from the United States.
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, the US President said: “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States.”
Trump made the comments amid concerns the video-sharing app could be a tool for Chinese intelligence.
He did not specify how he intended to enforce the ban, but he claimed that he could act on it as early as this weekend.
“Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that,” he said.
Beijing-based company ByteDance launched TikTok back in 2017, and the video-sharing app has an estimated billion users worldwide.
A TikTok ban in the US could have a huge impact on a host of social media stars, who have gained a big following on the platform over the past two years.
16-year-old Charli D’Amelio is the most popular user on the app, with a whopping 75 million followers.
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