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Trump bans Tik Tok over security concerns

Al Jazeera, 20 Sep 2020
More than 100 million Americans will not be able to download two of the world's most popular apps from Sunday.
The Trump administration has banned two Chinese apps Tik Tok and WeChat from app stores.
The U.S. President is causing them of collecting data from users that can be retrieved them by Beijing.
TimTok is used to download videos and is hugely popular in America while WeChat is widely used as chat app, payment portal and news source.
Does Donald Trump's decision rob Americans of their freedoms?
And will lead to an east-west divide of the internet?

Presenter: Halla Mohieddeen

Guests:

Mitch Stoltz is a San Franciso-based attorney focusing on copyright and free speech.

Manya Koetse is a China social trend & online media watcher based in Amsterdam.

Dipayan Gosh leads the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project at Harvard University.

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