TikTok takes legal action against Trump over ban

TikTok launches legal action against Trump over ban. Photo via News784

Washington, D.C, United States — The Chinese famous app TikTok is set to take legal action against the US president, Trump over the ban.

The exhibit order of Mr Trump prohibits transactions with TikTok’s owner ByteDance starting from mid-September.

The officials in Washington are raising concerns that the company could pass data on American users to the Chinese government. However ByteDance has completely denied of doing any such things.

TikTok has over 80 millions users who hail from the Unites States.

TikTok says that they have attempted to engage with the Mr Trump’s administration for nearly a year, however, they encountered a lack of due process and an administration that pays “no attention to facts”.

“To ensure that the rule of law is not discarded and that our company and users are treated fairly, we have no choice but to challenge the executive order through the judicial system,” a company spokesperson said.

According to a BBC Business reporter Vivienne Nunis, TikTok expects the legal action to begin this week.

A group of Chinese-Americans also filed a separate lawsuit against the president Trump’s similar ban on the social media app WeChat on Friday. WeChat is owned by the Chinese firm, Tencent.