Entertainment Judge stops US plans to exit Tiktok in November

06:50  31 october  2020
06:50  31 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

TikTok hired a former Chinese diplomat to run its unit deciding what gets banned, report says, while claiming to be free of influence from Beijing

  TikTok hired a former Chinese diplomat to run its unit deciding what gets banned, report says, while claiming to be free of influence from Beijing A former Chinese diplomat headed up TikTok's global content policy team until early 2020, the Financial Times reported. Cai Zheng was a diplomat at the Chinese embassy in Iran prior to taking up the post at TikTok. The company has long maintained that Beijing influences its content moderation policy. The FT reported that Cai is not a Chinese Communist Part ideologue. Cai's time at TikTok coincides with numerous instances of the suppression of topics such as LGBTQ issues, Tibetan independence and even users deemed too "ugly" to be seen on the main page.

US District Judge Carl Nichols said on Tuesday that he will hold a November 4 hearing over the Commerce Department's TikTok ban. Nichols last month temporarily blocked a Trump administration order that was set to ban Apple and Google from offering TikTok for download. He declined at the

A federal judge has partially granted TikTok 's request for a temporary injunction against the Trump administration, blocking a US government ban on downloads of the app mere hours before the policy was set to take effect.

The US government has suffered another setback in court in its crackdown on the Tiktok video app.

Das komplette Aus für die Video-App TikTok ist ausgesetzt. © - / XinHua / dpa The complete end for the TikTok video app is suspended.

A judge in the state of Pennsylvania suspended an order from the Department of Commerce on Friday that would mean the complete end of Tiktok in the US by November 12th. It issued an injunction at the request of three Tiktok video writers who make a living on the platform.

A judge in Washington had previously suspended the download stop for the Tiktok app planned for the end of September, also with an injunction. The US government appealed against it. Due to the download stop, Tiktok should disappear from the American app stores of Apple and Google.

TikTok's US ban is on hold. What comes next?

  TikTok's US ban is on hold. What comes next? TikTok averted a ban in the United States last week when a federal judge ruled that Washington couldn't block it from app stores just yet. © Chine Nouvelle/Sipa/Shutterstock The logo of TikTok is seen on a smartphone screen in New York, the United States, Aug. 30, 2020. The short-form video app is still accessible, but its fate in the country is far from certain. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

US district judge Carl Nichols said after a 90-minute Sunday morning hearing that he planned to issue a public order before the end of the day. The US commerce department TikTok app store ban is set to take effect at 11.59pm ET. John E Hall, a lawyer for the Chinese-owned short video-sharing app

A judge has blocked an order from the Trump administration that would have banned TikTok from being downloaded from U . S . app stores. The terms of a deal to create a U . S .-based TikTok Global still remain in flux with ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart still needing to finalize the ownership structure of

Tiktok belongs to the Chinese company Bytedance. US President Donald Trump describes the app as a security risk because Chinese authorities could use it to obtain data from US citizens. He wants to force that at least the US business of Tiktok comes under the control of American owners. The government in China torpedoed talks about a sale with a new rule prohibiting the export of software algorithms without special permission.

The situation around Tiktok remains unclear overall. Trump had already announced that he had approved a fundamental deal that would ensure the continued existence of Tiktok in the USA through the entry of the American companies Oracle and Walmart. But since then there have been contradicting statements as to whether the new US partner or Bytedance should hold the majority in the global Tiktok business - and the conclusion of a final agreement is still being delayed.

The three "Tiktokers" each have more than a million followers on the platform. In their application for an injunction, they argued, among other things, that the Ministry of Commerce did not have a sufficient legal basis for its action against the app. The judge in Washington also thought this was likely, which is why he suspended the download stop. With the measures planned for November 12, Bytedance is to be banned, among other things, from holding data from US users and from operating infrastructure for Tiktok.

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