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Trump banned TikTok and WeChat. Are video games next? – Los Angeles Times

The executive order singling out WeChat and its parent company, Tencent, caused a furor in the gaming world Thursday night, with gamers fearing sweeping bans. Officials say the order is focused on WeChat, not Tencent’s gaming holdings—but how long will that h…

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President Trumps two executive orders targeting Chinese companies went public just after 6 p.m. Pacific on Thursday.
The first went after TikTok, to no ones surprise. The video app had been the subject of intensifying rhetoric from the Trump administration for weeks. The order declared that all U.S. entities would be banned from doing business with parent company ByteDance starting in 45 days a deadline that may serve mostly to put a shot clock on Microsofts negotiations to buy TikTok.
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