Video app TikTok stated Saturday it’ll problem in court docket a Trump administration crackdown on the favored Chinese language-owned service, which Washington accuses of being a nationwide safety menace.
As tensions soar between the world’s two largest economies, US President Donald Trump has claimed TikTok could possibly be utilized by China to trace the areas of federal workers, construct dossiers on folks for blackmail, and conduct company espionage.
Trump signed an govt order on August 6 giving Individuals 45 days to cease doing enterprise with TikTok’s Chinese language guardian firm, Bytedance.
That’s the order the video-sharing platform will goal in its swimsuit.
“To make sure that the rule of legislation shouldn’t be discarded and that our firm and customers are handled pretty, we now have no selection however to problem the Govt Order by means of the judicial system,” TikTok stated in a press release.
TikTok has repeatedly denied being any menace to US safety, and Beijing has referred to as the Trump crackdown political manipulation.
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