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Entertainment DOJ accuses TikTok owner of being a 'mouthpiece' of Chinese Communist Party

03:41  27 september  2020
03:41  27 september  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

Trump is shutting down WeChat in the US but will let TikTok live until after the election

  Trump is shutting down WeChat in the US but will let TikTok live until after the election Both companies have Chinese owners. One of them has support from Trump-backers.And the administration says it will do the same thing to TikTok, the mobile video service popular with tens of millions of Americans — but only after the November election.

DOJ accuses TikTok owner of being a ' mouthpiece ' of Chinese Communist Party . The Justice Department filed a response to TikTok 's request for an injunction to delay President Donald Trump's partial ban on the app that is scheduled for September 27.

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  • The Justice Department filed a response to TikTok's request for an injunction to delay President Donald Trump's partial ban on the app that is scheduled for September 27.
  • The DOJ accused the CEO of TikTok's parent company Byte Dance, Zhang Yiming, of acting as a "mouthpiece" for the Chinese Communist Party, The Verge and NPR reported.
  • Earlier this month, the US Commerce Department said that it would enact a partial ban that would prevent US citizens from downloading the TikTok app and also threatened to ban the app on November 12 that will mean users will effectively stop using the app.
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The Justice Department filed a response to TikTok's request for an injunction to delay President Donald Trump's partial ban on the app that is scheduled for September 27, to be followed by a total ban on November 12.

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Federal Immigration judges are generally barred from speaking publicly about issues that impact their courts, but Tabaddor, in her capacity as NAIJ president, has repeatedly raised concerns about Sessions’s DOJ accuses TikTok owner of being a ' mouthpiece ' of Chinese Communist Party .

A representative for TikTok , however, acknowledged that removal was made in error, adding that the company normally uses “a combination of technology and human moderation strategies to detect and review DOJ accuses TikTok owner of being a ' mouthpiece ' of Chinese Communist Party .

According to the DOJ's claims filed Friday night, the Justice Department lawyers accused TikTok parent company Byte Dance's CEO Zhang Yiming of acting as a "mouthpiece" for the Chinese Communist Party and publicly making statements that demonstrate he is "committed to promoting the CCP's agenda and messaging,"The Verge and NPR reported.

The DOJ claimed that "US user data being stored outside of the United States presents significant risks in this case," but the section relevant to how this is the case is redacted, according to The Verge and NPR.

ByteDance's head of security previously stated that it's impossible for the Chinese government to access user data from TikTok because the app's servers are based in the US and thus any data transmission must go through the US government.

Trump vows to block any TikTok deal that allows Chinese control

  Trump vows to block any TikTok deal that allows Chinese control A deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok was thrown into doubt Monday by President Donald Trump, who vowed to block any deal that allows its Chinese parent firm to retain any control. Trump on Monday told Fox News that TikTok's Chinese parent firm ByteDance "will have nothing to do with it and if they do, then we just won't make the deal."The comments raised fresh concerns over a weekend deal that appeared to avert a US-ordered ban of TikTok, which the Trump administration has called a national security risk and has threatened to ban without ownership changes.

The statement, in Chinese , submitted on Thursday didn't mention the pending TikTok deal or the exact technology it was looking to export, as per CNBC. DOJ accuses TikTok owner of being a ' mouthpiece ' of Chinese Communist Party . Business Insider.

TikTok 's Chinese ownership has drawn attention from the White House and U.S. lawmakers, raising privacy and national security concerns including whether user data might be shared with the Chinese government. DOJ accuses TikTok owner of being a ' mouthpiece ' of Chinese Communist Party .

TikTok did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment regarding the DOJ's claims on Friday.

TikTok's injunction is part of its lawsuit against the US government that was filed in late August, which claimed that Trump's executive orders that banned ByteDance from doing business with US companies ignored TikTok's right to "due process." The lawsuit also argued that the US government's claims that the app brought risked national security were not supported with evidence.

Earlier this month, the US Commerce Department announced it would enact a partial ban that would prevent US citizens from downloading the TikTok app beginning on September 20. That ban was delayed to September 27 on September 19. The US government has also threatened to ban the app on November 12 from "enabling the functioning or optimisation of the mobile application in the US," which will mean users will effectively stop using the app.

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  Chinese-owned TikTok asks US judge to block Trump’s download ban Chinese media have denounced pressure by the US on TikTok’s owner to sell the popular app to American firms.It is the latest twist in a high-stakes game between the world’s top two economies that has a wildly popular and politically sensitive piece of technology at its centre, just weeks before what could be a closely run US presidential election.

TikTok 's parent company ByteDance hasn't commented on any of these decisions individually, but maintains that " TikTok is committed to being a trusted and responsible corporate citizen in the US, which DOJ accuses TikTok owner of being a ' mouthpiece ' of Chinese Communist Party .

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Trump said earlier this month that he "approves a deal in concept," where Oracle and Walmart become stakeholders for a commercial partnership with TikTok, allowing the app to resume US operations. Oracle announced that it will be a 12.5% stakeholder of TikTok Global as the app's security cloud technology provider and Walmart also announced that it was tentatively approved to purchase 7.5% of TikTok Global.

US officials are reportedly questioning whether the TikTok-Oracle partnership will sufficiently contend to national security concerns, which puts into question whether this deal will be approved formally. Meanwhile, the US government "tentatively agreed" to Oracle's bid for TikTok, according to reports from Bloomberg and Reuters.

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China Accuses U.S. Of 'Shamelessly Robbing' TikTok and Warns It Is 'Prepared to Fight' .
"This is blunt bullying. It's a robbery of Chinese company's achievements under the guise of security," the editorial by state mouthpiece, the Global Times, said.Reacting to the news that a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction to TikTok and its parent company ByteDance on Sunday, saving it from being booted from mobile app stores in the U.S., the Global Times criticized the Trump administration.

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