TikTok Sues Trump Administration to Fight Impending Ban
The service’s legal challenge calls out the president’s executive order
TikTok is taking its fight against the Trump administration to the courts, filing a legal challenge Monday against the government’s order to ban the video app effective mid-September.
TikTok alleges that President Donald Trump’s executive order is “not rooted in bona fide national security concerns,” according to excerpts of the complaint the company detailed in a blog post. It also alleges the U.S. government did not conduct a fair process in deciding that the app needed to be banned in the country and that its Chinese owner ByteDance must divest its assets in the United States.
It filed the suit Monday in federal court in the Central District of California. The Justice Department declined to comment.
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