The Trump administration unveiled a wild plan to wall off China from the US internetGet the Full StoryANDREW HARNIK POOL AFP via Getty Images
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced a broad program to crack down on Chinese apps and services.
The "Clean Network" program will block "untrusted" Chinese apps from app stores; stop Chinese phone companies from pre-installing US apps; keep US data off Chinese cloud services; and guard undersea cables
It isn't clear that the plan is workable, and risks balkanizing the internet.
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Banning TikTok was only the tip of the iceberg.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced a new "Clean Network" initiative, aimed at blocking off large swathes of China's internet from the US.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreakSee Also:Trump says the US has 'all the cards' on a potential TikTok sale as he doubles down on demand that the government get a 'very big' cutSen. Ron Wyden accused Trump of 'working the refs' by pulling the renomination of an FCC commissioner who had questioned the president's executive order targeting social media companiesThe CEO of TikTok's parent firm says Trump's 'real objective' is to ban TikTok, not force a sale to Microsoft
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