This order may represent a huge double standard while also being unworkable, this is another case of the US trying to punish Chinese companies and accusing them what is the norm for US intelligence agencies. Furthermore this may be an infringement of American Tiktok user’s rights as well as an unworkable deal, Microsoft has already called the deal a “poisoned chalice” - leaving the purchase of such a large company implausible . Trump continued to take similar action against another Chinese owned app, WeChat, owned by Tencent, over similar national security concerns in August 2020, but Tencent has a big steak in Epic Games, leaving many to wonder where will this decoupling end? The US, the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand spy on most global Internet traffic through their Five Eyes network, does this mean that all other countries should be banning companies from these countries from handling their citizens data? Arguably these country’s intelligence organisations are just as opaque and potentially harmful to national security as China's.