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Downloads of popular social media app TikTok and using messaging service WeChat, both based in China, will be prohibited from 20 September, the United States Department of Commerce said Friday.

A full ban on TikTok’s use would come into effect on 12 November in line with the 90-day deadline President Donald Trump set for its parent company, ByteDance, to sell the platform.EFE-EPA