The White House: The Presidential Order is limited to WeChat-related companies

Naija Tech News from IT House August 7 Trump today signed an executive order: 45 days later, transactions with ByteDance and WeChat will be prohibited. However, according to Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Dean, the presidential order is limited to WeChat and WeChat-related companies, and does not involve gaming companies held by Tencent . In other words, Riot’s “League of Legends” and Epic’s “Fortnite” are not affected for the time being.

Naija Tech News previously reported that US President Trump has just signed a new executive order. If ByteDance does not sell TikTok within 45 days, it will be banned by the United States. Another order will prohibit transactions with WeChat.

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