TikTok ban has been delayed
A U.S. federal court has delayed the TikTok ban, and it won’t go into effect as of Monday.
This delay in the TikTok ban will help US users continue to use this popular video app, as the court examines the legal aspect of the ban and whether the app poses a legitimate national security risk, such as the claims the Trump administration.
In recent months, the US government has threatened to shut down the popular video app, over data privacy concerns. However, TikTok has denied such claims. Currently, the United States has over 100 million TikTok users.
Back on 18e In September, TikTok filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, and also this Thursday, ByteDance, owned by TikTok, filed a last-minute injunction to end the ban, which was supposed to be effective from Sunday night. However, in a sealed motion, the government asked the court to dismiss the injunction, which the government then returned as a public motion.
Later on Sunday, the court released its ruling, with the official opinion being delivered privately to only two of the opposing parties. Mainly due to the nature of the sensitive documents included in the government motion. Both parties have time until Monday to request possible deletions before the publication of the final notice.
This delay on the TikTok ban is another installment in the continuing saga of this fight for the future of one of the fastest growing social media apps in the U.S. Many believed the deal between ByteDance and the US government had resolved the impasse between two parties, but due to the disputed agreement between ByteDance and Oracle, the stalemate is still ongoing.
The 6e October, the Trump administration adopted a executive order, stating that the app posed a threat to national security. The administration also placed a similar order the same day on another Chinese company’s WeChat app.