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The ban on TikTok downloads has been postponed by one week after Trump gave his 'blessing' to a deal with Oracle and Walmart

The ban on TikTok downloads has been postponed by one week after Trump gave his 'blessing' to a deal with Oracle and Walmart

US President Donald Trump said he's given the TikTok-Oracle deal his blessing.
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The US is officially postponing the ban on TikTok downloads it said would come into force on Sunday.




Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement Saturday that "recent positive developments" meant the deadline for the ban has now been moved to 11:59 p.m. on September 27.




This came the same day Trump told reporters he had given his "blessing" to a deal between TikTok and Oracle.




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The ban on TikTok downloads is officially on hold for a week.US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross confirmed the postponement of the ban in a statement on Saturday. "In light of recent positive developments, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, at the direction of President Trump, will delay the prohibition of identified transactions pursuant to Executive Order 13942, related to the TikTok mobile application that would have been effective on Sunday, September 20, 2020, until September 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m."It is a significant U-turn, as the US announced Friday it would ban all new downloads of TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday, demanding that the app be booted off Apple and Google's app storefronts.
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