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TikTok to sue against Trump order banning app: Reports

TikTok is reportedly going to to file a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump’s August 6 executive order that banned all US transactions with ByteDance, TikTok’s Chinese parent company, multiple American publications reported. Reuters had first reported that the lawsuit could be filed as early as Monday. According to the executive order, all American transactions with ByteDance will be forbidden after September 20. In a company statement reported by multiple publications, a TikTok spokesperson said, “Even though we strongly disagree with the administration’s concerns, for nearly a year we have sought to engage in good faith to provide a constructive solution. What we encountered instead was a lack of due process as the administration paid no attention to facts and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses.” It further said, “To ensure that the rule of law prevails and that our company and users are treated fairly, we have no choice but to challenge the Executive Order through the judicial system.” It is currently not known which court the company will file the lawsuit in. We have independently reached out to the company for comments. The details of this ban will be sorted out by the US Commerce Department. Not the only lawsuit in the dock: WeChat users group sues Trump administration A WeChat users group sued the Trump administration on August 21, seeking to bar the August 6 executive order that banned US transactions with WeChat as well, the Wall Street Journal reported. The lawsuit has been…

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