Here’s a better approach to dealing with WeChat’s privacy and misinformation offenses

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) Shortly after President Donald Trump issued an executive order effectively banning the Chinese-owned social-media app TikTok, he issued a second order prohibiting any transaction that is related to WeChat by any personas identified by the Secretary of Commerce. According to the White House, the WeChat banwhich will take effect on Sept. 20is intended to protect Americans and visiting Chinese in the United States from violations of privacy by the Chinese government and…

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