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WeChat users won’t be targeted by Trump executive order, US says

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WeChat users in USA who download the app for personal or business communications will not be affected by Donald Trump's ban that prohibits transactions with the app. The US Department of Commerce will clarify by September 20 which specific transactions will be prohibited but it is unlikely to impose criminal or civil liability on such users, according to a government filing in a federal San Francisco court. This development was first reported by TechCrunch. The US WeChat Users Alliance is seeking a preliminary injunction against Trump's executive order, claiming that the order violates the First Amendment and unfairly targets the American-Chinese community. "While the Department of Commerce continues to review a range of transactions, including those that could directly or indirectly impact use of the WeChat app, we can provide assurances that the Secretary does not intend to take actions…

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