The new executive order, issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday morning, basically stipulates that people will be banned from downloading tiktok or wechat from the 20th. For those who already have the tiktok app installed, tiktok will continue to work in the United States, but future downloads will be banned. < / P > < p > Pappas’s call to action was sent in response to a tweet from Adam mosseri, instagram’s head, who said: “the tiktok ban in the United States is quite detrimental to instagram, Facebook and the wider Internet.” Pappas added that it was “a time to put aside our competition and focus on core principles such as due process of law.”. There have been rumors that Kevin systrom, co-founder of instagram, is in talks to replace Kevin Mayer, tiktok CEO, who recently resigned. < / P > < p > due to data security issues, the trump administration earlier this year called for a ban on tiktok. The U.S. government requires byte skipping to sell its U.S. business to a U.S. company by September 15, or tiktok will be banned altogether. According to reports, at present, the United States and byte jump are working with Oracle to ensure a deal is reached. Tiktok also filed a lawsuit against U.S. President trump in August, arguing that Trump’s initial executive order did not provide any evidence to prove that tiktok is indeed a threat to the national security of the United States. < / P > < p > tiktok issued a statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce’s order, noting that the company had “committed to providing unprecedented additional transparency and accountability far beyond what other applications are willing to do.”. Tiktok has planned to work with a U.S. technology provider that will “maintain and operate tiktok’s U.S. network, including all services and data serving U.S. consumers,” the statement said. < / P > < p > “we will continue to challenge this unjust executive order, which was issued without due process and could deprive the American people and small businesses of an important platform for their voice and livelihood.” The report shows that the number of app store purchases soared in the first half of this year due to the impact of covid-19