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Targeting WeChat, US president Donald Trump takes aim at China’s bridge to the world

Targeting WeChat, US president Donald Trump takes aim at China’s bridge to the world

Taken together with Thursday’s twin order against the Chinese-owned video app TikTok, the move against WeChat marks a shift in the U.S.’ approach to the Great Firewall, which for years has kept companies like Facebook and Google from operating in China. Restricting WeChat and TikTok could be the first steps in an eye-for-an-eye reprisal.