In the world of teenage social media users, there is almost always something new just over the horizon, as the attention spans of young Americans tend to be shorter than the grass on Pebble Beach’s fairways.
These days, a number of video-sharing apps seem to be all vying for the top spot, using facial recognition filters to making sending video messages to a few friends or the whole world both fun and easy.
Of course, there are privacy concerns any time the youth of this nation willingly step in front of a camera, especially when many of these apps come with a questionable pedigree.
This is what has President Trump considering a new executive order.
President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he will act soon to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States, NBC News reported.
Trump made the comments while chatting with reporters on Air Force One during the flight back to Washington from Florida.
“As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump said, calling the action a “severance.”
Trump did not specify whether he will act through an executive order, or another method. such as a designation, according to NBC News.
“Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that,” Trump said.
TikTok’s leadership fired back, claiming that the social media company has created a significant number of jobs here in the US, and that all the data farmed from American users is stored safely and securely stateside.
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