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World Judge set to rule on Trump TikTok download ban

11:35  27 september  2020
11:35  27 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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.

TikTok sued the Trump administration over the ban last month, arguing that the move had denied it of due process. TikTok has been downloaded nearly 200 million times in the United States, about 9 percent of the app’s downloads outside China, according to Sensor Tower, an app analytics firm.

The Trump administration's decision to ban TikTok and WeChat could set a dangerous precedent A picture of President Trump on a smartphone in front of Tik Tok and WeChat logos.Dado Ruvic. TikTok and parent company ByteDance say the ban , which is set to kick in Sunday, ignores due

A US ban on new downloads of the popular video app TikTok would take effect on September 27, 2020 unless a judge blocks the order by President Donald Trump © NICOLAS ASFOURI A US ban on new downloads of the popular video app TikTok would take effect on September 27, 2020 unless a judge blocks the order by President Donald Trump

A judge was set to rule Sunday on whether to allow a Trump administration ban on downloads of popular video-sharing app TikTok, which is seeking an injunction to prevent what it said could be a devastating blow.

US District Judge Carl Nichols has promised to consider on an expedited basis the TikTok request to block the president's order before it takes effect at 11:59 pm Sunday (0359 GMT Monday).

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  China Says TikTok Parent Company ByteDance Said It Had Only Learned About Trump Deal in the News The president has said he has agreed to a deal to allow the social media platform to continue operating in the United States.President Donald Trump said Saturday he supported "in concept" an arrangement which would see TikTok move to be owned by a new company, TikTok global, which Oracle and Walmart will both have shares in.

Trump is banning downloads of the apps on SundayCredit: EPA. TikTok said in its statement that the company had already “committed to unprecedented levels of additional transparency and accountability well beyond what other apps are willing to do.”

President Trump issued a surprise executive order prohibiting all commerce with TikTok ’s parent company ByteDance in an apparent de facto ban on the app, as has Share All sharing options for: Trump will prohibit transactions with ByteDance beginning September 20th in apparent TikTok ban .

The judge in the US capital was reviewing Trump administration claims that Chinese-owned TikTok posed a national security threat, along with the company's denials and its claims that even a temporary ban could do irreparable harm.

a sign on the side of a building: TikTok's Chinese parent firm ByteDance has been negotiating a deal to spin off the popular app to allay US concerns that it could be used for espionage © MARIO TAMA TikTok's Chinese parent firm ByteDance has been negotiating a deal to spin off the popular app to allay US concerns that it could be used for espionage

US Justice Department and TikTok lawyers agreed to file briefs "under seal," unavailable for public viewing, to avoid disclosing national security and confidential business information.

TikTok, which is owned by China's ByteDance, said in its initial petition that even a temporary ban would "inflict devastating and irreparable harm" on the service.

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  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.

President Donald Trump said Friday night that he will ban the popular short-form video app TikTok from operating JUST WATCHED. Security analyst explains 2 major concerns with Tik Tok . "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States," Trump said to reporters while

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"Until the administration's intervention, TikTok was one of the fastest growing apps in the United States, and its continued rapid growth is necessary to maintain its competitive market position," TikTok argued.

TikTok has an estimated 100 million users in the United States and 700 million worldwide, making it one of the largest in the social media space.

A ban would not only lead to lost revenue but also inflict "extraordinary harm to (TikTok's) reputation and goodwill, making it unlikely that these relationships could be salvaged even if the ban is later lifted," company lawyers argued.

A ban "will cause our user base to stagnate and then precipitously decline," interim TikTok head Vanessa Pappas said.

She noted that until July 1, when rumors of a ban began circulating, TikTok was adding some 424,000 new US users each day.

The TikTok petition also speculated that Trump was retaliating because of reports that his critics had used the app to snatch up tickets to a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma to which they had no intention of going -- an event which flopped and embarrassed the president, with far fewer people in attendance than expected.

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  TikTok Lost Half a Million Daily Users After Pompeo Suggested Trump Wanted Ban As negotiations over a potential Oracle-Walmart deal simmer, a Trump administration order that could remove TikTok from Apple and Google app stores is looming.The figure was revealed in court filings on Wednesday as the Chinese-owned company appealed to a U.S. judge to grant an injunction against a Trump administration order that could see the app removed from Apple and Google stores in the U.S. Sunday.

Donald Trump issued executive orders banning US transactions with WeChat and TikTok in 45 days. Videos on TikTok explaining how to sidestep a potential ban have gained millions of likes and shares, but security experts say some of the methods promoted in those videos would likely not work.

President Trump threatens to shut down and ban the China app Tik Tok .

- Status quo -

Judge Nichols told a telephone hearing on Thursday he disagreed with government lawyers' claims that the ban -- which would not immediately prevent usage of TikTok but prevent downloads by new users -- "merely preserves the status quo."

Analysts also pointed out that any ban could prevent users from downloading updates and security patches for TikTok.

Earlier this month, Trump cited national security concerns and issued orders to ban both TikTok and the popular Chinese app WeChat -- which has been put on hold in a separate court case in California.

But the TikTok order stops short of a full ban until November 12, giving parent firm ByteDance time to conclude a deal to transfer ownership of the app.

A tentative deal unveiled last weekend would make Silicon Valley giant Oracle the technology partner for TikTok and a stakeholder in a new entity to be known as TikTok Global.

The status of the deal, which would include investment from US retail giant Walmart, remained unclear as the parties awaited word on whether it would win approval in Beijing.

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

  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. 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.

Trump to Ban TikTok App Downloads Because of Y'all's Little Viral Dances. Disclaimer: I don't A picture of President Trump on a smartphone in front of Tik Tok and WeChat logos.Dado Ruvic. After the Trump administration on Friday announced a ban on U.S. downloads of TikTok (and WeChat) to

US will ban WeChat and TikTok downloads on Sunday. Trump administration lawyers told a judge weighing whether to block an executive order banning the Chinese-owned WeChat US court to rule on possible block of WeChat ban Saturday. PALO ALTO, U.S. -- A federal court in San Francisco has

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Video: Judge halts Trump administration's WeChat ban (Reuters - US Video Online)

TikTok download ban temporarily blocked by US judge in a blow to the Trump administration .
A federal judge on Sunday ruled in favour of TikTok, blocking the Trump administration's temporary download ban set to take place tonight at 11:59 p.m. TikTok has been a target of the Trump administration since July, and last month, the president signed a pair of executive orders against the app and its Chinese owner, ByteDance, leading to the download ban. The president said last week that a deal between ByteDance and US-based Oracle and Walmart had his "blessing," but the deal has been muddled due to conflicting statements from the involved companies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

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