WASHINGTON — The Biden administration revoked executive orders targeting the TikTok and WeChat apps, which were signed by former President Donald Trump. President Biden signed a new order requiring security reviews of these apps, which are owned by Chinese companies, as well as other foreign-owned tech apps.
Ashley Gorski, ACLU senior staff attorney, said:
“President Biden is right to revoke these Trump administration executive orders, which blatantly violated the First Amendment rights of TikTok and WeChat users in the United States. The Commerce Department’s review of these and other apps must not take us down the same misguided path, by serving as a smokescreen for future bans or other unlawful actions.”