WeChat users won’t be targeted by Trump’s order, says US


USA stated that WeChat users who download the Chinese app for personal or business communications will not be targeted by President Donald Trump’s executive order.

The US Department of Commerce plans to clarify on September 20 which transactions will be prohibited. “It does not intend to define relevant transactions in a way that would impose criminal or civil liability on such users,” according to a government release filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco.

The US WeChat User Alliance is seeking a preliminary injunction against Trump’s executive order. A hearing on the request is scheduled for Thursday.

On Tuesday, a judge denied a request Ticketok Inc. The employee temporarily halted Trump’s order, which prohibits people in the US from doing business with the social media app and its parent company. The judge ruled the request and ahead of time the US said the order would not interfere with the salaries and work of employees at Tiktok.

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