TikTok Goes to Court Against Presidential Trump Decision
Popular social media app TikTok is going to court to challenge the presidential decision requiring the Chinese owner to sell the US operations promptly.
“To warrant that the rule of law is not overruled and that our company and our users are dried fairly, we have no choice but to challenge the presidential decision through the judicial system,” said a TikTok spokesperson.
The complaint will be filed next week.
US President Donald Trump had dispensed a presidential decree earlier this month requiring the Chinese parent company ByteDance to get rid of TikTok within 90 days.
TikTok, an app where users can publish short videos, is especially popular with young people.
But the United States sees this as a threat to national security because ByteDance can gather a lot of information about American citizens in this way. The US government is concerned that the Chinese government may have access to the data.