Russian Foreign Ministry: U.S. TikTok move unfair

Added On August 9, 2020

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson says U.S. efforts to clamp down TikTok are an example of unfair economic competition for U.S. dominance in the international information space.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said the actions of the U.S. authorities run counter to the basic principles of a free market economy and violate rules of the World Trade Organization.
She said that Moscow is calling on Washington to reconsider its methods to preserve the monopoly of U.S. IT giants in international social networks and ensure they meet generally accepted values and international legal norms.   
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order banning any U.S. transactions with Chinese tech firm ByteDance, owner of TikTok, starting 45 days from then.
Washington has also threatened to ban TikTok's business in the U.S. if it is not sold to a U.S. company before Sept. 15.