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World TikTok download ban temporarily blocked by US judge in a blow to the Trump administration

16:11  28 september  2020
16:11  28 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.

A federal judge on Sunday ruled in favor of TikTok , blocking the Trump administration 's temporary download ban set to take place tonight at 11:59 On Wednesday, TikTok filed for the preliminary injunction against the Justice Department order, which would ban downloads of the TikTok app in

A federal judge dealt a blow to the Trump administration ’s move to ban the popular Chinese-owned TikTok app from being downloaded in the US on Sunday. Hours before the order was due to come into force, Judge Carl Nichols ruled in Washington DC that the administration ’s security concerns

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  • 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.
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A federal judge on Sunday ruled against the Trump administration in granting TikTok an injunction against a temporary download ban that was set to take place tonight at 11:59 p.m.

China Says TikTok Parent Company ByteDance Said It Had Only Learned About Trump Deal in the News

  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.

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration ’s attempt to ban TikTok downloads in the U . S ., giving the Chinese-owned app a short-term victory as it scrambles to ensure its future while caught in a battle of brinkmanship between global superpowers.

A judge halted the Trump administration 's order banning TikTok from app stores just a few hours before it was set to take effect Sunday. Trump appointed Nichols to the federal bench in June 2019. The Commerce Department originally set Sept. 20 for the TikTok download ban , citing Trump ’s

The specifics of the order remained sealed by the judge and will be reviewed on Monday to determine if they will be made public.

"We're pleased that the court agreed with our legal arguments and issued an injunction preventing the implementation of the TikTok app ban," TikTok said in a statement following the ruling. "We will continue defending our rights for the benefit of our community and employees.

"At the same time, we will also maintain our ongoing dialogue with the government to turn our proposal, which the President gave his preliminary approval to last weekend, into an agreement," the company added.

On Wednesday, TikTok filed for the preliminary injunction against the Justice Department order, which would ban downloads of the TikTok app in the US beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. As Business Insider's Paige Leskin previously reported, lawyers for TikTok filed the request as part of TikTok's lawsuit against the US government, which challenges the legality of the president's proposed ban.

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.

A federal judge on Sunday blocked a Trump administration ban on downloads of the popular video app TikTok -- just hours before it was due to go US District Judge Carl Nichols issued a temporary injunction in federal court in Washington, DC, putting the brakes on President Trump ’s move to shut

TikTok won a last-minute reprieve late Sunday as a US federal judge halted enforcement of a The Trump administration order sought to ban new downloads of the app from midnight (0400 GMT In a written brief filed ahead of the hearing, TikTok lawyers said the ban was "arbitrary and capricious"

In the complaint, lawyers for the company argued Trump's order is unconstitutional, citing violations to their First Amendment and due process rights. The ban had been set to go into place last week, although the Department of Commerce previously announced the ban had been extended due to "recent positive developments" concerning the app's sale.

During the Sunday morning dial-in hearing, lawyers for TikTok argued the download ban was "arbitrary and capricious" and should be halted until a final ruling until was made in the company's entire lawsuit against the Trump administration, as The Verge reported Sunday.

The deal, announced last week, would involve US companies Oracle and Walmart and has been muddled in confusion since with conflicting statements over who will ultimately have control over the app. Both China and the US have hinted they could block the deal.

TikTok Lost Half a Million Daily Users After Pompeo Suggested Trump Wanted Ban

  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.

US President Donald Trump is trying to ban the Chinese-owned TikTok app in the US [Hollie Adams/Bloomberg]. A judge in Washington, DC late on Sunday temporarily blocked a controversial order by the Trump administration that was set to bar downloads of the popular Chinese-owned

A US judge allowed TikTok to remain available to Americans, giving the popular app a reprieve from a download ban ordered by the Trump administration on TikTok lawyer John Hall said a ban would be "punitive" and close off a public forum used by tens of millions of Americans. In a written brief filed

While Trump initially said he gave the deal his "blessing," he said in a Monday interview on Fox News that he would not support the deal unless Oracle and Walmart had "total control" over the social media platform, as Business Insider previously reported. Oracle's deal was announced mere hours after a bid from Microsoft, an early frontrunner to acquire TikTok, was rejected by ByteDance.

The download wouldn't have prevented existing users from using the app, but it would have prohibited new downloads of TikTok on the Apple App Store and Google Play store. TikTok would also have been prevented from releasing updates to the app. The app would be banned entirely from the US beginning on November 12, the Commerce Department previously announced.

A group of three TikTok creators filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's ban, but a judge in Pennsylvania denied their request this weekend for a temporary injunction, arguing the download ban won't cause "immediate, irreparable harm" since the creators would still be able to post to the app's existing userbase, The Verge reported.

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.

TikTok has been downloaded by more than 100 million Americans. ByteDance is fighting the Trump administration in court even as it pursues its approval for the sale of a A lawyer for TikTok told the judge at Sunday’s virtual hearing that the ban was irrational given that ByteDance is in talks

President Donald Trump ’s ban on TikTok was temporarily blocked by a federal judge , dealing a blow to the government in its showdown with the popular Chinese-owned app it says threatens national security. U . S . District Judge Carl Nichols granted a preliminary injunction against the ban on the

The ruling in favour of TikTok's injunction request delivers a blow to Trump's months-long plans to ban the app in the US.In July, Trump first suggested he might ban the app, citing concerns about its Chinese ownership. TikTok has repeatedly denied that it shares US user data with the Chinese government, despite baseless claims from Trump's administration. In August, the president signed two executive orders targeting TikTok, leading to the Commerce Department's September 18 announcement about the download ban.

Still, criticism of TikTok has been bipartisan. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has likewise called for a US company to assume ownership of the video-based social platform.

In December 2019, the US military banned the app from government-owned devices. In July, the campaign of Democratic nominee Joe Biden asked its staff to delete the application from their phones.

The judge's Sunday ruling impacts TikTok and does not appear to affect the Commerce Department's download ban on WeChat, the messaging app used by millions in the US. A federal judge in California on September 20 issued a preliminary injunction against the download ban on WeChat, which the Commerce Department said it planned to challenge.


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Judge prepares ruling after hearing on Trump TikTok download ban

  Judge prepares ruling after hearing on Trump TikTok download ban A federal judge listened to arguments in a rare Sunday hearing ahead of making a crucial decision on whether to allow or block a Trump administration ban on downloads of the popular video-sharing app TikTok. District Judge Carl Nichols, who has promised to rule on a TikTok request to block the president's order before it takes effect at 11:59 pm Sunday (0359 GMT Monday), heard arguments on the free-speech and national security implications of the Trump ban on the Chinese-owned app.TikTok lawyer John Hall said a ban would be "punitive" and close off a public forum used by tens of millions of Americans.

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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