The US says WeChat is a threat because Tencent is intertwined with the Chinese Communist Party, which can use the app to disseminate propaganda, track users, and steal their data. Photo: Reuters The US says WeChat is a threat because Tencent is intertwined with the Chinese Communist Party, which can use the app to disseminate propaganda, track users, and steal their data. Photo: Reuters
The US says WeChat is a threat because Tencent is intertwined with the Chinese Communist Party, which can use the app to disseminate propaganda, track users, and steal their data. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump asks US court to let ban on Chinese app WeChat to proceed

  • Judge earlier issued preliminary injunction after app’s users argued that president’s prohibitions trampled free-speech rights of Chinese-speaking Americans
  • Trump has ordered WeChat, which has 19 million US users, to be removed from American app stores on Sunday

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The US says WeChat is a threat because Tencent is intertwined with the Chinese Communist Party, which can use the app to disseminate propaganda, track users, and steal their data. Photo: Reuters The US says WeChat is a threat because Tencent is intertwined with the Chinese Communist Party, which can use the app to disseminate propaganda, track users, and steal their data. Photo: Reuters
The US says WeChat is a threat because Tencent is intertwined with the Chinese Communist Party, which can use the app to disseminate propaganda, track users, and steal their data. Photo: Reuters
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