TikTok to file lawsuit against US over ban
Chinese firm ByteDance, which owns video-sharing platform TikTok, said on Sunday it will file a lawsuit against the US Government over President Donald Trump’s executive order banning American transactions with the popular app while preparing plan to shut down its business in the country.
Trump signed executive orders on August 6 that would prevent TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US as they “threatened America’s national security and economy”.
Under the executive order, any transactions with ByteDance subject to US jurisdiction will face prohibition in 45 days or by mid-September.
US officials are concerned that the company could pass data on American users to the Chinese government. But ByteDance has denied this.