TikTok to launch legal action against Trump over the ban. The Chinese video app will launch legal action to challenge a ban imposed by US President Donald Trump. According to President Trump’s executive order transactions with TikTok’s owner, ByteDance will be prohibited from mid-September.
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Officials are concerned that the Chinese company could pass data on American users to the Chinese government. ByteDance has since denied any such acts.
The short video-sharing app has 80 million active US users.
TikTok says it has tried to engage with Mr. Trump’s administration for nearly a year but has encountered a lack of due process and an administration that pays “no attention to facts”.
“To ensure that the rule of law is not discarded and that our company and users are treated fairly, we have no choice but to challenge the executive order through the judicial system,” a company spokesperson said.
TikTok expects the legal action to begin this week, says BBC Business reporter Vivienne Nunis.
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