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California court denies motion to reinstate ban on WeChat

Monday 26 October 2020 | 10:00 CET | News
The US District Court of the Northern District of California has denied a motion put forth by the US Justice Department and President Donald Trump to reinstate a ban on Tencent's WeChat. A US judge halted the ban of the app in September, which meant Apple and Google did not have to remove the app from their respective stores. The US government then filed a motion to reverse that ruling but the court again said that even with the new material provided, there was insufficient evidence backing the need for a ban. As with TikTok, the app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, the Justice Department

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Google / Tencent / TikTok / WeChat
Countries: United States
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