Can the US Government Actually Ban TikTok?

It’s not likely, but Trump can make life much harder for the tech company

Trump has turned his gaze toward TikTok. Getty Images, TikTok

TikTok has cemented its status as a regular part of Americans’ social media diets. It’s perhaps the only entity that’s been able to break through a space crowded by mammoth incumbents like Facebook and YouTube in recent years. But with astronomical growth comes commensurate scrutiny from regulators around the world, including the United States.

@ScottNover scott.nover@adweek.com Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence.
Rachel Winicov is an intern with Adweek for the summer of 2020 focusing on digital media, ad tech and social media. She is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies classics. Rachel is from Philadelphia, Pa.
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