In June, President Biden revoked a Trump-era executive order that sought to ban TikTok and WeChat, and replaced it with a new executive order directing the government to review the security threats posed by foreign-controlled software applications. "The Federal Government should evaluate these threats through rigorous, evidence-based analysis," Biden's order dictated, "and should address any unacceptable or undue risks consistent with overall national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives, including the preservation and demonstration of America's core values and fundamental freedoms."
An expert panel joined us to break down the order and its implications for the apps it targets as well as for future relations between the United States and its foreign adversaries, such as China.
- Jennifer Hay, Senior Director for National Security Programs, DataRobot
- Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder & Executive Director, National Security Institute and Director, National Security Law & Policy Program and Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School
- Margaret Peterlin, Adjunct Lecturer, The Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University
- [Moderator] Matthew Feeney, Director, Project on Emerging Technologies, Cato Institute
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