U.S. Appeals Injunction Against TikTok Ban

SourceThe New York Times
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Trump administration officials have said the Chinese-owned app presents a security risk to American users.The federal government filed an appeal against a preliminary injunction to stop the video app from being downloaded from U.S. app stores.Credit...Tony Luong for The New York TimesBy Mike IsaacSAN FRANCISCO — The federal government on Thursday appealed a judge’s ruling that prevented the Trump administration from imposing a ban on TikTok, the viral video app owned by the Chinese company ByteDance.In a filing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the Justice Department argued that a preliminary injunction issued last month by Judge Carl Nichols in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia should be lifted.A Justice Department spokeswoman said it had no further comment beyond the appeal. TikTok declined ...read more...