Social media app TikTok is planning to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order, which will ban the platform in the U.S. According to reports, the company will be filing a federal lawsuit against the administration in federal California court as soon as next week.
The clock is ticking for Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat. President Trump has signed an executive order preventing them from operating in 45 days if they are not sold by their respective parent companies.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has ramped up his criticisms of Chinese owned apps by calling for their removal from U.S. app stores. On Wednesday, Pompeo called apps like TikTok and WeChat a significant threat to Americans’ data security.
OAN Newsroom UPDATED 2:20 PM PT — Tuesday, August 4, 2020 White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president remains focused on protecting the…
President Trump may not ban the Chinese social media app TikTok if an American company acquires it. During a meeting with tech workers Monday, the president said he will not make a decision on whether to ban the app just yet.
Microsoft and Chinese company ByteDance may be moving forward with their TikTok ownership deal. According to new reports, the deal may have been struck and the companies are simply awaiting approval by the president.
President Trump has said he is planning to announce an executive order to force TikTok’s Chinese parent company to sell its U.S. operations.
A Senate panel has passed legislation to ban the use of the Chinese owned app TikTok on government devices. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs voted unanimously to approve the bill on Wednesday.
The Chinese owned app TikTok has quickly gained popularity in the U.S. as users share their humor and creativity via short form video clips. However, it appears more is being shared than meets the eye. One America’s White House Correspondent Jenn Pellegrino has more.