TikTok and WeChat both managed to avoid their Sunday bans as they each received a reprieve from a US ban, at least temporarily. The Verge, a tech website, reports that president Donald Trump said Saturday he had given a deal between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart his “blessing,” prompting a one-week delay from the Commerce Department on TikTok’s ban. And a judge in California issued a preliminary injunction blocking the administration’s WeChat ban. The Bangkok Post had earlier reported that the the US ban on Chinese-owned apps WeChat and TikTok sets up a pivotal legal challenge on digital free expression with important ramifications for the global internet ecosystem. The latest ban, critics say, could create more cracks in a fragmenting global internet system by allowing governments freer rein in blocking services.