PBS NewsHour

Why the Trump administration is banning TikTok and WeChat

Clip: 09/18/2020 | 7m 16s Video has closed captioning.

The Trump administration is going ahead with plans to ban two popular Chinese social media apps. Starting Sunday, Americans will no longer be able to download TikTok or WeChat from Apple or Google app stores, although current versions of TikTok will still be usable. What are the concerns motivating the policy? Nick Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED Magazine, joins William Brangham to discuss.

Aired: 09/18/20

Rating: NR

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