According to the Wall Street Journal, TikTok and its parent company still filed a new lawsuit against President Trump and his government through legal means at the last minute to block the ban on the TikTok application.
The lawsuit was filed in the federal court in Washington, DC later on Friday in response to the Trump administration’s announcement earlier that day that it would ban the download of TikTok and WeChat in the United States. The lawsuit alleges that U.S. President Donald Trump exceeded his authority and stated that the ban on TikTok was for political reasons and not an “extraordinary and very large threat . “The complaint stated that the president’s actions would “destroy a community where thousands of Americans can come together to express their ideas.” The company claims that the U.S. government has also ignored evidence that TikTok is committed to protecting the privacy and security of users in the country.
Naijatechnews learned that this is the second time that TikTok has challenged Trump’s TikTok ban. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the company stated in a lawsuit filed in August that it had taken “unconventional” steps to protect US data and stated that the relevant ban was an abuse of national security laws.
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