TikTok Fights Trump’s Ban With the judge
TikTok and its parent company ByteDance are trying to get the ban issued by the Trump administration off the table through the courts.
They have filed a complaint against Trump’s decree banning US companies from doing business with them.
The president would have gone out of his way when he wanted to ban the app. He did so, according to the Chinese company, for political reasons rather than to stop an “unusual and unexpected threat” to the US, as required by law.
TikTok argues that the ban also violates the US Constitution, specifically the company’s right to free speech.
Trump’s actions would “destroy an online community where millions of Americans gather to express themselves,” the complaint said.
The company also claims that the US Department of Commerce “ignored evidence” showing that TikTok is dedicated to the privacy and security of its US users.