TikTok sues Trump over threatened U.S. ban, calling it an election ploy

Posted on AllSides August 24th, 2020
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TikTok on Monday sued U.S. President Donald Trump over his executive order banning transactions in the United States with the popular short-form video-sharing app, calling it a pretext to fuel anti-China rhetoric as he seeks reelection.

TikTok and its parent ByteDance Ltd rejected what they called the White House’s position that it was a national security threat, saying they had taken “extraordinary measures to protect the privacy and security of TikTok’s U.S. user data.”

They also called Trump’s call in his Aug. 6 executive order for a TikTok ban a...

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