TikTok files a complaint against Trump's decision to block US ban
October 31, 2020
USA

TikTok files a complaint against Trump’s decision to block US ban

WASHINGTON (US) – TikTok has asked a US judge to prevent the Trump administration from banning the Chinese social-media network, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.

TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., filed a complaint in Washington federal court late Friday night. It challenged US President Donald Trump’s executive order, the report said.

The US Commerce Department issued an ban on Friday, which prevented people in the United States from downloading WeChat and TikTok starting September 20.

The report cited the complaint that Trump was going beyond his authority when he banned the app. It was also added that it was done by him for political reasons rather than to stop an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the US, as the law requires.

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