Chinese company ByteDance files petition against Trump’s TikTok ban


US President Donald Trump signed a series of orders against the video platform this summer. (File)

San Francisco:

TikTok on Tuesday asked a Washington court to prevent an order from President Donald Trump’s administration from taking effect this week as the White House sought to ban the Chinese-owned app in the United States.

Chinese company ByteDance faces a deadline on Thursday to restructure the ownership of the app in the United States to address U.S. security concerns.

In its petition to the court, TikTok asked for more time, saying it had not received enough feedback on the proposed solution.

The company said in a statement that it had asked the government for a 30-day extension because it “faced continual new demands and was unsure whether our proposed solutions would be accepted” but this was not granted. .

He was turning to the court for this reason, he said.

US President Donald Trump signed a series of orders against the video platform this summer.

One of them required ByteDance to sell its TikTok operations in the United States within 90 days, citing national security concerns.

The company also faced an order that would effectively ban the country’s application on the same date.

But on October 30, a Pennsylvania judge issued an injunction temporarily blocking the order to ban it.


The order reportedly took the Chinese-owned video-sharing app offline by cutting it off from US companies providing website hosting, data storage and other fundamentals needed to operate.

Trump has accused the popular video-sharing app of transmitting US user data to Beijing – which the company categorically denies.

After negotiations with several US companies, ByteDance and TikTok offered to form a new company with IT company Oracle as a technology partner and retail giant Walmart as a business partner.

The plan seemed to convince the administration, but the platform is still waiting for a green light.

TikTok said that with “Thursday’s deadline looming and with no extension in hand, we have no choice but to file a petition in court to defend our rights and those of our more than 1,500 employees in the States. -United”.

TikTok has 100 million users in the United States.

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