Monday, August 24, 2020

TikTok sues Trump administration

TikTok, with over 100 million subscribers in the United States, on Monday filed a lawsuit to counter President Donald Trump’s executive order.

The order slates TikTok app for banning in 45 days and TikTok itself from conducting business in the country.
In a statement on its website, TikTok said the administration’s ban had the potential to “strip the rights” of the employees and creators on the TikTok platform “without any evidence to justify such an extreme action.”
Trump cited security concerns for his action, accusing the parent company ByteDance of likely to turn users data to the Chinese government.
TikTok and Bytedance denied the allegation.

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