Here we go again! Could TikTok be banned in the US?

(Image credit: TikTok / Ben Mater on Unsplash)

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order warning of the continued threat to US national security posed by non-domestic software. While President Biden didn't specify any single company, there's a strong possibility that this includes social media apps such as TikTok and WeChat. 

The president called on the Department of Commerce (DoC) to evaluate any potential threats, stating that he was concerned about the rise of people using services provided by "persons owned or subject to the jurisdiction of a foreign adversary", including China.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.