TikTok asks US court to intervene against Trump ban


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  • Thursday, 24 Sep 2020

TikTok faces a deadline this weekend of getting the sale of its US operations approved or facing a de-facto ban from an Aug 6 executive order by President Donald Trump. — Reuters

The owner of TikTok asked a federal judge in Washington for a preliminary injunction to block the Trump administration from removing the social network from US app stores.

TikTok faces a deadline this weekend of getting the sale of its US operations approved or facing a de-facto ban from an Aug 6 executive order by President Donald Trump.

"In the absence of preliminary injunctive relief, the Aug 6 order and the Prohibitions will cause Plaintiffs irreparable harm, and the equities and public interest weigh in Plaintiffs’ favour,” according to the filing Sept 23. — Bloomberg

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