Skip to toolbar

Trump’s executive order to ban TikTok heading for the courts

Trump’s executive order to ban TikTok heading for the courts

Tasnim
19 Sep 2020, 21:04 GMT+10

  • TikTok has asked a federal judge in Washington to block the Trump administration from enacting a ban on the fast-growing social-media network.
  • It marks the second time the company has tried to legally challenge the US government.
  • TikTok and the owner of the platform, ByteDance, asked a judge in a Washington federal court to block the Trump administration’s moves barring the app from operating in the US.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – TikTok has asked a federal judge in Washington to block the Trump administration from enacting a ban on the fast-growing social-media network.

It marks the second time the company has tried to legally challenge the US government.

TikTok and the owner of the platform, ByteDance, asked a judge in a Washington federal court to block the Trump administration’s moves barring the app from operating in the US, Bloomberg cited the suit as saying. The complaint was filed on Friday night, shortly after the Department of Commerce announced that people in the US would not be able to download the video-sharing service starting on Sunday, RT reported.

The Chinese company accused Trump of exceeding his authority, claiming that his actions are based on political reasons, but not an “unusual and extraordinary threat” posed to the US, as required by law. The suit added that Trump’s policies could “destroy an online community where millions of Americans have come together to express themselves.”

The ban on TikTok’s operations violates First Amendment free-speech rights, the complaint reportedly said. It also echoes previous accusations against the US government, saying that it “ignored evidence” showing TikTok’s commitment to privacy.

Contrary to allegations that the company captures “vast swaths of information from US users” and gives the Chinese government access to it, TikTok has previously insisted it stores user data in the US and Singapore and does not share anything with Beijing.

TikTok sued the Trump administration for the first time in August, shortly after Trump signed an executive order threatening to ban its US operations over alleged national security concerns. The company’s move was supported by Beijing, which in turn accused Washington of “organized and systematic economic bullying” of foreign companies.

The video-sharing app still has the chance to remain functional in the US if it secures a deal to sell its American operations to a US company by November 12. Oracle is the main candidate is to take the assets, but the agreement will require approval from both the Chinese and US governments. Trump earlier said he is not happy about some details of the deal, such as the fact that parent company ByteDance keeps a majority stake.

“It has to be 100 percent as far as national security is concerned,” he said earlier this week. “I’m not prepared to sign off on anything. I have to see the deal.”

Share article:

facebook sharing button Sharetwitter sharing button Tweetreddit sharing button Shareflipboard sharing button Flipemail sharing button EmailYou Might Also LikeThis Photo Has Not Been Edited, Look Closer. Vintage PhotosGrandma’s Wrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Do This Once DailyDrink This Before Bed, Pee Out Stubborn Fat In The Morning
72 Year Old Grandma Shocks Doctors: Forget Botox, Do ThisRare Retro Photos You Must SeeRoyal Family Confirms Unfortunate News
”Nature Oxycotin” – Pain Relief Now Legal in California10 Years After Two & A Half Men He Has a 8-5 Normal Job13 Dirty Photos Banned On Social Media?

Watch latest videos

https://youtube.com/watch?v=UGG83wZZVFghttps%3A
Subscribe and Follow

Get a daily dose of Taiwan Sun news through our daily email, its complimentary and keeps you fully up to date with world and business news as well.Subscribe Now

NEWS RELEASES

Publish news of your business, community or sports group, personnel appointments, major event and more by submitting a news release to Taiwan Sun.More Information27 ℃Fair in Taipei/Songshan

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial
error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

RSS
Follow by Email
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
Share
Scroll to Top