February 11, 2021

Biden team seeks pause in US WeChat ban litigation

New York (AFP) – The Biden administration asked a US court Thursday to suspend litigation connected to former president Donald Trump’s proposed ban on WeChat while it reviews the policy. The Justice Department filed a request with the US Court of Appeals seeking a suspension of the case. That follows action Wednesday when the department asked a federal court for a pause on proceedings aimed at banning TikTok. Newly-installed Commerce Department officials have begun a review of the prior administration’s actions on WeChat, including “an evaluation of the underlying record justifying those prohi…

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