Trump banned Tiktok and WeChat—what now?

Donald Trump banned TikTok and WeChat.  Sort of. For now.

The move is months in the making: Trump has been threatening to ban TikTok and WeChat over concerns they threaten US national security by giving China a chance to spy on the US. On Sunday, it seemed TikTok might have reached a deal to partner with US software firm Oracle and avoid a ban—but today, the president brought down the hammer anyway.

If the latest episode of the ongoing TikTok saga has left your head spinning, fear not: We’re here to break down what this morning’s order from the Commerce Department means for TikTok, WeChat, and their users in the US.

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