Biden ends Trump effort to ban TikTok, other China-owned apps, orders review of all foreign apps

(Just the News) Trump was concerned that TikTok, others were collecting data from U.S. users, raising national security concerns.

President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday reversing former PresidentTrump’s plan to ban TikTok and nine other China-based apps over national security concerns.

Biden’s plan calls for a broader review of any foreign-owned applications and direct the secretary of commerce, director of national intelligence and other top U.S. agency officials to provide reports on potential risks the apps have on personal data and national security, according to NBC News.

The Biden administration is committed to promoting an open, interoperable, reliable and secure Internet; protecting human rights online and offline; and supporting a vibrant, global digital economy,” the White House said in a statement.