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For TikTok, an Amazon Ban That Wasn’t, a Wells Fargo Ban That Was

Photo: A TikTok sign at event in Tokyo last year. Photo by Bloomberg

It was a head-spinning day for TikTok, the hit video-sharing app. Hours after Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from their phones over security concerns, the internet giant publicly reversed its decision after a flurry of behind-the-scenes discussions between the two companies. 

Amazon’s initial email telling employees to get rid of the app raised the possibility that other prominent U.S. companies might follow suit, at a time when the Trump Administration has warned it is considering a broader ban of TikTok and other social media apps controlled by Chinese companies. While more than a half dozen other companies said they haven’t told employees to stop using TikTok—including Facebook, Google, Netflix and Goldman Sachs—The Information has learned of one that has: Wells Fargo.

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