Published: Jun 10, 2021
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked Trump administration executive orders that sought to ban TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese-owned apps and replaced them with a new security review that could prompt fresh steps to restrict those or other apps.
Published: Feb 12, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to place a hold on proceedings surrounding the Trump administration's attempted ban of the Chinese social media app WeChat, a day after it asked a different court for a similar delay involving a TikTok case.
Published: Jan 08, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. - Zhou Fengsuo, a leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising, hoped to leave Chinese censorship behind when he fled to the United States and became a U.S. citizen. But Chinese censors have caught up with him, through the social-networking service WeChat.
Published: Sep 19, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration announced Friday that it is banning China's TikTok and WeChat services from mobile app stores beginning late Sunday, an unprecedented move that further unravels the United States's quickly deteriorating relationship with China.
Published: Sep 08, 2020
The most popular Chinese-owned social media from WeChat to TikTok are increasingly censoring content in the U.S. and elsewhere, taking practices honed for years behind the Great Firewall to an international audience.