Trump has no right to close TikTok, users can still use it after expiration

Expert: Trump has no right to close TikTok and users can continue to use it after it expires

James Lewis, head of technology policy at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a Washington think tank, said today that even if the short video app TikTok cannot sell its U.S. business within the government-specified period, it will not It may disappear overnight.

Based on the current situation, TikTok seems unable to sell its U.S. business within the mid-September deadline set by U.S. President Trump, but this does not mean that this short video application loved by tens of millions of American teenagers will be overnight. “Pull the gate” between.

Trump made it clear yesterday that he would not extend the deadline for the TikTok ban. At that time, TikTok has only two options: either close it or sell it.

Recently, India also banned the TikTok app and immediately cut off users’ access rights. But unlike India, the United States does not give the president the power to shut down social media sites or require service providers to block access to applications.

Therefore, TikTok can stay on people’s phones, and they can still make dance videos, at least for a while.

Experts said that it is more likely that Apple and Google app stores will remove TikTok and cut off access to development tools, preventing current users from obtaining new downloads and subsequent software updates. In the long run, this may prevent TikTok from continuing to operate. If TikTok loses the developer’s access rights, the user experience may decline rapidly.

Lewis, the head of technology policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, said: “The United States has no power to ban TikTok content, ban people from viewing it, or ban people from cooperating with TikTok, but the president has exaggerated his power to facilitate the deal. You can. Set up obstacles, but the other party also has workarounds.”

With regard to Trump’s executive order, TikTok has filed an appeal, advocating the repeal of Trump’s executive order issued on August 6th, and advocating prohibiting the Ministry of Commerce from implementing the executive order.

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