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A U.S. appeals court has denied the Trump administration’s request to immediately ban Chinese-owned app WeChat from smartphone app stores over national security concerns, backing a decision made by a California federal court judge who had previously blocked the ban. The Trump administration has pushed for a swift ban on WeChat alleging that it is a threat to ... [+] national security. © 2020 Bloomberg Finance LP. KEY FACTS. The Justice Department argued that WeChat was a threat to national security. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, however, told the Justice Department that the government had not demonstrated that it would suffer “imminent, irreparable injury” while its appeal against the California court ruling is pending. Full story

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