The Trump administration will begin banning downloads and use of popular Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat beginning Sunday, in a move U.S. officials said was driven by national security concerns but which drew objections for impinging on free-speech rights.

The Commerce Department issued regulations Friday to bar U.S. companies from providing downloads or updates for the TikTok and WeChat apps after 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Companies will also be banned from providing data hosting services for WeChat at that time.

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