sssp://img.5ch.net/ico/u_okotowari.gif TECH "Trump cutting off WeChat would be a devastating blow to some Chinese families in the U.S."
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday night that would place a ban on business transactions with WeChat. WeChat is the primary service people in the U.S. use to talk with friends and family in China, since U.S.-based apps are already banned there. WeChat operates a slew of services, such as ride hailing and making payments, within the app in China, but its flagship service is its messaging platform. It’s picked up little traction in the United States compared with China, but the Chinese-owned messaging service is key for people who need to communicate between the two.