TikTok Set to Sue Trump Over U.S. Ban

Published: Monday 10th Aug 2020 by Rashad

Thursday (August 6), nearly a week after promising to do so, President Donald Trump signed executive orders that would ban the popular social media platform TikTok in the United States in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies (namely ByteDance).

If he thought American execs at TikTok would let go of the multi-billion dollar business without a fight, he’s sadly mistaken.  According to reports, they’re ready to wage an all-out legal war to combat Trump’s order.

Details inside:

Report:

“The video-sharing app hugely popular with the smartphone generation will file the federal lawsuit as soon as Tuesday (August 11), according to a person who was directly involved in the forthcoming suit but was not authorized to speak for the company. It will be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, where TikTok’s American operations are based, the person said.

NPR has learned that the lawsuit will argue that President Trump’s far-reaching action is unconstitutional because it failed to give the company a chance to respond. It also alleges that the administration’s national security justification for the order is baseless, according to the source.”

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TikTok has over 100 million global users and more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees that could have their paychecks indefinitely impacted as a result of Trump’s order.  What’s worse, it could make it impossible for American lawyers to represent TikTok in any U.S. legal proceedings.

The argument against the president’s decision is that it reportedly was so rushed it did allow the company to participate in any investigation or obtain legal representation to respond to the White House’s claims of breaching cyber-security.

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  1. #WAP August 10, 2020

    Nicki Minaj is a loser and a has been and her a_ss is leaky according to Remy. Cardi is the queen of rap. Nicki relied on safaree for her writing and once he stopped writing for her she started flopping. Nicki is a nobody and has been steadily gaining weight since 2018. Should’ve befriended cardi then maybe she coulda come back 🤣 aren’t those the words Nicki said to Kim? Sry humble fat old b_tch

    • i hate whhyte and bllack August 10, 2020

      megan is kool with cardi nicki did a song w/ cardi.. cardi wld not be hott right now if she didnt have megan….or nicki.

  2. Shayla Queen 👑 August 10, 2020

    #TRUMP2020 🇺🇸

    • wwwd August 10, 2020

      VOTE TRUMP 2020

  3. Robin August 10, 2020

    Beyonce Already music video from Flop is Kings is a week old on YouTube with 15 millions views. WAP by Cardi is 3 days old on YouTube with 71 million views.

    Just reporting. Beyonce fans are all loud with no action.

  4. Arthus Nico August 10, 2020

    Go TikTok ! Trump is a bully

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