WeChat: Judge Blocks US Attempts to Ban Downloads of Chinese App

A judge has blocked a US government attempt to ban the Chinese messaging and payments app, WeChat.

US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said the ban raised serious questions related to the constitution’s first amendment, guaranteeing free speech.

The Department of Commerce had announced a bar on WeChat appearing in US app stores from Sunday, effectively shutting it down.

The Trump administration has alleged it threatens national security.

It says the app could pass user data to the Chinese government. Read more…..


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The U.S. Commerce Department has issued an order that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned apps WeChat and TikTok, starting Sunday.

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