TikTok vs US: App responds to the ban in Washington
Just like ByteDance, Tencent is also suffering at the hands of the US Government’s decisions.
Last week, US President, Donald Trump, signed an executive order regarding TikTok. The law gives ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, 45 days to strike a deal and transfer the US operations of TikTok to an American company.
Given the directives, if ByteDance does not comply with the order within the designated time, all US-based organizations will be prohibited from conducting business with the parent company.
The recent development in this matter has shocked everyone. TikTok is filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration on account of the executive order given to its parent company.
The suit is being filed at the US District Court for the Southern District of California, where TikTok’s American operations are based. Regarding the order, TikTok argues:
The President’s actions are unconstitutional because they fail to give the company a chance to respond. The US Government’s national-security justification for the order is baseless.
ByteDance is currently putting all its effort towards finding a way to deter the ban the US Government has threatened it with. They are seeking every possibility to dissuade the executive order because it will not only effectively ban the company’s applications in the states, but will also entirely prevent US companies from working with the company.
The latter majorly means that Apple and Google will no longer be authorized to list ByteDance owned applications on their app stores anymore.
Just like ByteDance, Tencent is also suffering at the hands of the US Government’s decisions. The government is looking to ban Tencent’s creation, WeChat, by targeting the parent company with its executive order.
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