WeChat and TikTok Downloads Will Be Banned Sunday

At this point, we're tired of keeping up with the news.
Stefon Walters

Although it was reported that Oracle was set to takeover TikTok's U.S. assets, the deal won't go through before September 20, the day T***p's executive order goes into effect. The executive order was put in place on August 6 and gave TikTok 45 days to sell it's U.S. assets to a U.S. company or be banned.

The time has come.

Starting Sunday, TikTok and WeChat, one of the world's most popular messaging apps, will both be banned from all U.S. app stores. TikTok is owned by ByteDance, and WeChat is owned by Tencent, both of which are Chinese companies that the U.S. government says it wants to stop from "maliciously collecting American citizens' personal data."

That basically translates to: "We ain't fuckin' with China right now, and this is a way to be petty."

If you already have TikTok downloaded on your phone, you'll still be able to use it; you just won't be able to upgrade it. 

This story is seemingly changing every few days, so stay tuned as we keep you updated.


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