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Donald Trump has signed up for TikTok, although he previously tried to ban the social network

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun3,2024

Donald Trump/AP

US presidential candidate Donald Trump created a page on the TikTok social network. Although he tried to ban this platform during his presidential term in 2020.

Trump announced the creation of his account on the TikTok platform on June 1.

The first video on Trump's account was watched almost 65 million people, and almost 3.8 million people subscribed to his page. In the video, he starred with UFC President Dan White at a competition in New Jersey.

According to Politico, the decision to join TikTok is an attempt by Trump to reach potential voters ahead of the November election. . The paper notes that this comes as the app faces a potential ban in the US if it does not get out of the control of its Chinese owner ByteDance.

@realdonaldtrump Launching my TikTok at @UFC ♬ original sound – President Donald J Trump

Let us remind you that in August 2020, Trump signed an executive order “on combating the threat of TikTok”, which obliges American companies within 45 days to stop operations with the company that owns the ByteDance application. Similar measures were applied to the popular Chinese messenger WeChat.

In 2021, the current US President Joe Biden canceled Trump's executive orders, which required American companies to stop cooperation with the Chinese services TikTok and WeChat.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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