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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/07/2020 08:01 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/07/2020 08:01 AM
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Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok

Washington, DC...By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,




I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that additional steps must be taken to deal with the national emergency with respect to the information and communications technology and services supply chain declared in Executive Order 13873 of May 15, 2019 (Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain). Specifically, the spread in the United States of mobile applications developed and owned by companies in the People’s Republic of China (China) continues to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. At this time, action must be taken to address the threat posed by one mobile application in particular, TikTok.

TikTok, a video-sharing mobile application owned by the Chinese company ByteDance Ltd., has reportedly been downloaded over 175 million times in the United States and over one billion times globally. TikTok automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users, including Internet and other network activity information such as location data and browsing and search histories. This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.

TikTok also reportedly censors content that the Chinese Communist Party deems politically sensitive, such as content concerning protests in Hong Kong and China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. This mobile application may also be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party, such as when TikTok videos spread debunked conspiracy theories about the origins of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

These risks are real. The Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, and the United States Armed Forces have already banned the use of TikTok on Federal Government phones. The Government of India recently banned the use of TikTok and other Chinese mobile applications throughout the country; in a statement, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asserted that they were “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India.” American companies and organizations have begun banning TikTok on their devices. The United States must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security.

Accordingly, I hereby order:

Section 1. (a) The following actions shall be prohibited beginning 45 days after the date of this order, to the extent permitted under applicable law: any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd. (a.k.a. Zìjié Tiàodòng), Beijing, China, or its subsidiaries, in which any such company has any interest, as identified by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) under section 1(c) of this order.

(b) The prohibition in subsection (a) of this section applies except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the date of this order.

(c) 45 days after the date of this order, the Secretary shall identify the transactions subject to subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 2. (a) Any transaction by a United States person or within the United States that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate the prohibition set forth in this order is prohibited.

(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

Sec. 3. For the purposes of this order:

(a) the term “person” means an individual or entity;
(b) the term “entity” means a government or instrumentality of such government, partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization, including an international organization; and

(c) the term “United States person” means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

Sec. 4. The Secretary is hereby authorized to take such actions, including adopting rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to me by IEEPA as may be necessary to implement this order. The Secretary may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions within the Department of Commerce. All departments and agencies of the United States shall take all appropriate measures within their authority to implement this order.

Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 6, 2020.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-07 08:45:30   By: Anonymous
 
Looks like the kids that ruined his Tulsa rally really pushed one of his hot buttons.

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    Posted on: 2020-08-07 08:53:23   By: Anonymous
     
    Banning the youths favorite app will get them out to vote! 😂

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      Posted on: 2020-08-07 09:39:07   By: Anonymous
       


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        Posted on: 2020-08-07 12:21:45   By: Anonymous
         
        Keep Talking joe...

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-08-07 15:12:04   By: Anonymous
           
          Come on man, I'm not fit for office...

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-08-07 09:40:06   By: Anonymous
       
      POS POTUS. !!

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        Posted on: 2020-08-07 10:14:27   By: Anonymous
         
        TikTok?? The sound of the countdown till the new president takes over.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-08-07 10:53:41   By: Anonymous
           
          Best reply of the day. ;)

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-08-07 10:57:10   By: Anonymous
           
          Settle for Biden 2020 :)

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-08-07 11:11:25   By: Anonymous
             
            If joe can't debate how's he going to do State of Union Address?...

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2020-08-07 21:28:58   By: Anonymous
               
              I can't wait to see Susan Rice debate Mike Pence. She will absolutely destroy him, exposing him to be the idiot that he is. She is one smart cookie, Pence is...............................................?

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                Posted on: 2020-08-07 21:51:14   By: Anonymous
                 
                Rice or Harris, either way, the VP debate will be more entertaining than Biden/Trump. I almost pity Pence having to defend or explain the disaster the Trump administration created. Cracker in the headlights, popcorn please.

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                  Re:
                  Posted on: 2020-08-08 21:23:14   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Yep

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-08-07 11:13:33   By: Anonymous
           
          joe doesn't even know what day it is...

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-08-07 12:23:50   By: Anonymous
             
            Hey joe your zipper is down...

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2020-08-07 13:03:25   By: Anonymous
               
              Any new gaffes today joey...

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                Re:
                Posted on: 2020-08-07 13:45:39   By: Anonymous
                 
                Want gaffs? Look at trump. Trump called Yosemite, “ yo-se-mite, when reading it. He called Thailand “thigh land “..
                Trumpy must be on drugs.

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                  Posted on: 2020-08-07 13:53:29   By: Anonymous
                   
                  And those are in the last two days!

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                    Posted on: 2020-08-07 16:33:46   By: Anonymous
                     
                    That’s like 5 year old talk. Trump was a rambling wreck in that interview. Gotta be drugs or just plain scrambled thoughts by a panicked and desperate nut case.

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                      Posted on: 2020-08-07 21:27:08   By: Anonymous
                       
                      tik tok, tik tok, tik tok, tik tok, tik tok. The end is near Trump backers. Enjoy the last 80+ days of insanity. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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                  Posted on: 2020-08-07 21:29:47   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Its called Adderall.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-07 08:57:13   By: Anonymous
 
Does he realize that by banning it made it 10x more cool to kids!

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    Posted on: 2020-08-07 09:35:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Dump Trump 2020!

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      Posted on: 2020-08-07 10:15:04   By: Anonymous
       
      I just took a Trump dump.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-07 09:47:03   By: Anonymous
 
The president wants to ban Tik Tok but is mute on assault weapons. Only in America.

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    Posted on: 2020-08-07 10:16:50   By: Anonymous
     
    I'd like to bang Melania. Is she still around?

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      Posted on: 2020-08-07 11:08:31   By: Anonymous
       


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Apolitical kids ... not anymore
Posted on: 2020-08-07 10:15:45   By: Anonymous
 
This is going to bring a massive influx of young voters in to the democratic fold ( youth always votes Democrat) ..

tumps playbook is not very hard to see Through.
He got embarrassed by a kids using a social media app that he doesn’t have a grasp on..
Realizes he can make a political play by claiming China can acccess these accounts info and it’s a security risk ..

Attempts to ban the app and mobilizes a group that hard to motivate ( teenagers and early 20s) against his campaign .

China can already access most of your data , you think Tik Tok is a huge backdoor scandal ?
However the algorithm that the AI uses to suggest clips is secret .. so there may be a bias towards China and authoritarian regimes ( like Putin who definitely has compromising info on trump )

In short trunps a failed president . Our country is teetering towards disaster and the loudest who say the littlest are spouting racism while wearing maga hats ..

Cue SRS in 3.2.1

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    Re: Apolitical kids ... not anymore
    Posted on: 2020-08-07 11:13:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Come on kids. Vote and take him out in grand style

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President Bone Spurs
Posted on: 2020-08-07 11:51:42   By: Anonymous
 
President Bone Spurs what about Covid 19?
We need a plan!!!!

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    Re: President Bone Spurs
    Posted on: 2020-08-07 12:07:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Sorry, he’s busy golfing today.

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      Re: President Bone Spurs
      Posted on: 2020-08-07 12:50:58   By: Anonymous
       


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-07 13:24:28   By: Anonymous
 
He's the biggest threat of all - much bigger than any TikTok!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-07 16:36:44   By: Anonymous
 
Trump is so scared he can’t think straight. So he goes where he can get some people kissing his butt, the golf course with some rich guys. He doesn’t know what to do, he is so deep in the polls, even a lot of cons are coming out against him.

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    Posted on: 2020-08-07 18:19:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Scared he will get beat. When he is no longer president he will be facing criminal and civil prosecutions that will destroy him and his businesses. He has been illegal most of his adult life and it is catching up to him.

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      Posted on: 2020-08-07 21:31:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Yep, absoluetly.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-07 16:39:03   By: Anonymous
 
Yeah, his rich buddies make him feel good, and he needs that because everything else in this country makes him feel bad, cuz he screwed up and can’t accept it.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-07 16:40:58   By: Anonymous
 
Why haven’t we seen much of Melania, or Ivanka, or Jared. Not even much from Dummy Don Jr.. His family sees what is happening, and are trying to lay low.

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    Posted on: 2020-08-07 21:33:02   By: Anonymous
     
    come Nov. 4th, Melania will make a substancial bank withdrawl and hit the road. She wants someone with bigger hands.

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Dangerous Liar
Posted on: 2020-08-07 18:10:42   By: Anonymous
 
Trump is a dangerous liar. He said today he is working on an executive order that would make insurance companies insure people with pre-existing conditions. HE IS FREAKIN NUTS. WE ALREADY HAVE THAT IN LAW.
GODDAM HIM HE WILL LIE ABOUT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. HE IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR.
Anyone who votes for him is partly responsible for the damage he will do.

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    Re: Dangerous Liar
    Posted on: 2020-08-07 21:33:52   By: Anonymous
     
    You mean the voters in Valley Springs, and Angel Camp?

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Trump / Putin
Posted on: 2020-08-07 19:12:01   By: Anonymous
 
Trump Putin are the biggest threat to our democracy. It is clear , public information, that Putin is trying to influence the election in favor of trump. Trump invited it this time like he did in 2016. He has done nothing to punish Russia for waging cyber war on our elective democracy. He has given Putin almost everything Putin could want, most recently pulling US Military out of Germany., and trying to disband NATO. Trump has decried, insulted and attacked almost everyone who has not agreed with him. But he has never said anything but praise for Putin. Trump is a Putin asset.

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    Posted on: 2020-08-07 21:35:03   By: Anonymous
     
    tik tok joe doesn't even know what day it is...

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      Posted on: 2020-08-08 09:18:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Ya ya ya

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      Posted on: 2020-08-08 18:09:38   By: Anonymous
       
      And Trump can correctly identify an elephant!

      Damn right he's getting my vote!

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        Posted on: 2020-08-08 19:29:10   By: Anonymous
         
        That’s a joke , right?

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