A Judge in the City of California today suspended the measure issued by the Department of Commerce, in the name of national security, calling for a ban in the United States from Chinese giant Tencent’s WeChat messaging app, starting today. Although users had judicially questioned the measure, the Government was determined to suspend the platform used by 19 million people for couriers, purchases, payments and other services, as well as their use for any financial transfer and other functions.
As the judge explained, this decision raised «serious questions» because it did not respect the first point of the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of expression. This ban also covered the cancellation of Tik Tok, the furore social network of 2020.But the latter was postponed until September 27 after Tik Tok reached an agreement with Donald Trump’s government on the management of its activities.
Commerce explained Friday that this decision had been made because «the Chinese Communist Party demonstrated that it had the means and intent to use these applications to threaten U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economy.»