Trump administration appeals court order halting US from stopping TikTok downloads from app stores

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Trump administration appeals court order halting US from stopping TikTok downloads from app stores

The Trump administration isn’t giving up on ratcheting tensions between the US and China as it has appealed a court order that halted the US from blocking TikTok use in the United States.

A federal judge earlier this month made a ruling that prevented authorities from fully implementing its restrictions against the popular video app but a new appeal by the Trump administration challenges the Dec. 7 preliminary injunction from US District Court Judge Carl Nichols, which prevented the US Department of Commerce from enforcing rules that would have made it illegal for infrastructure companies to carry TikTok’s network traffic.

That ruling followed an earlier injunction that prevented the Commerce Department from banning downloads of TikTok from US app stores.

US President Donald Trump has accused TikTok of posing a national security risk because its Chinese owner, ByteDance, hands over TikTok’s user data to the Chinese government. TikTok has denied the claim and said TikTok stores US…



Source: Linda Ikeji