Trump vows to ban TikTok, WeChat

New downloads of the wildly popular dancing app, TikTok, could be banned over the weekend along with WeChat, the president warned.
2:21 | 09/19/20

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Back now on "Gma" with the story of the trump administration moving to ban new downloads of tiktok and we chat in fewer than 24 hours. ABC's Andrew dymburt is here now with more on what this could mean for the millions of Americans who use these popular apps on the regular. Andrew, good morning to you. Dan, good morning. Tiktok is hugely popular in this country among gen-zers and millennials. The U.S. Is estimated to have some 80 million users but that number could soon forcibly be this morning the clock is ticking on tiktok. The Chinese owned mobile app tiktok and we chat will both disappear from U.S. App stores. With the stroke of a pen president trump issuing executive orders shutting down the wildly popular apps that have taken social media by storm. Americans in the U.S. Will be banned from downloading the mega social platforms. Social platforms. We have to have total security from China. We're not going to do anything to jeopardize security. Reporter: A tiktok spokesperson telling ABC news they disagree with the federal government and say they are committed to protecting privacy and safety. tiktok celebrity cosette rinab who has over 2 million followers on the app, has filed a lawsuit against trump's order saying the move limits freedom of speech. Tiktok is really for me at least one of the first platforms where I felt like I can voice myself and really be myself. Reporter: Without tiktok some influencers fear their entire streams of revenue and original creative content is being taken from them with little to no I paid for college tuition with tiktok income that I've been able to incur over the years so the potential of banning tiktok is very harmful and very scary for so many creators. If tiktok were to be removed it would be destroying everything that creators like myself have been building over years. Reporter: Americans who have already downloaded tiktok can continue to use the app until November 12th, and by the way a deal could be struck between U.S. Companies and tiktok to satisfy the trump administration's national security concerns so still a lot up in the air. Whit. We have not heard the end of this. Andrew dymburt for us, thank you so much. It's amazing how much these influencers can make. Yeah. Talking about paying tuition and everything, it's really

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