Donald Trump has had a fascination with banning TikTok instead of worrying about more pressing matters.
The Trump administration announced on Friday that it would be banning Americans from downloading TikTok as well as WeChat, another Chinese owned app. The ban goes into effect on Sunday.
However, this doesn’t mean that the app will be deleted from users’ phones if they have already downloaded it. Users will still have the app at least until November 12th. However, they will not be able to update the app.
“We will continue to challenge the unjust executive order, which was enacted without due process and threatens to deprive the American people and small businesses across the U.S. of a significant platform for both a voice and livelihoods,” he said.
Banning TikTok could have tremendous effects on the entertainment industry, specifically the music industry. Many influencers and artists have major followings from TikTok that they are able to monetize from. Without this stream of income, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where live performances are canceled, some artists might find themselves in a really tough spot.