Donald Trump has issued a new executive order against Chinese’s ByteDance to sell TikTok’s operations in the US within 90 days or risk being banned in the US. According to Donald Trump, the executive order, which has put a lot of pressure on the Chinese technology group to sell the short-video app to an American company, is aimed at protecting the security of the citizens of the United States of America.
In the executive order issued on Friday evening, Donald Trump said there was “credible evidence” that ByteDance might take action to hurt US security. The president’s move to order ByteDance to divest TikTok within 90 days followed a recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (Cfius), a government panel that vets foreign acquisitions of US companies.
The order came one week after he issued a separate directive banning US companies from dealing with TikTok unless ByteDance sold the app to an American group within 45 days. The latest move has further extended the deadline for ByteDance to sell its TikTok operations in the US.