A new court ruling came as President Donald Trump’s administration’s short video sharing platform TikTok in the US continues to ban TikTok from downloading to users in the country.
Washington DC District Court Judge Carl Nichols stated in the decision announced today that it “may have gone forward” with the decision of the Ministry of Commerce to ban the practice.
Thus, Nichols prevented the Trump administration’s economic sanctions against the application company.
TRUMP’S WAR WITH TIKTOK
Donald Trump announced on August 3 that they would ban the Chinese-based social media platform TikTok on September 15 if its US arm is not sold to any American company.
On August 6, Trump signed two decrees to prohibit US individuals or organizations from doing any business with Chinese companies’ social media applications TikTok and WeChat on the grounds of protecting national security.
Trump, who does not want TikTok to be under China’s control due to security concerns and stated that a US-based company should take the US arm of TikTok, on August 14, the Chinese technology company ByteDance, the owner of the TikTok application, announced its operations in the USA for 90 days. published a decree for disposal.
In the said period, it was reported to the press that Microsoft, one of the leading technology companies in the USA, was in negotiations to purchase the TikTok application belonging to the Chinese company ByteDance.
While the US Department of Commerce announced on September 18 that TikTok will be banned from downloading TikTok in the country from September 20 on the grounds of “protecting national security”, Trump will sign a possible agreement for the acquisition of TikTok’s US arm in the Oracle-Walmart partnership. After its announcement, the ban was postponed to 27 September. Hours before the ruling took effect, a federal court in Washington, DC, temporarily suspended the TikTok ban.
Trump administration’s additional time to TikTok