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TikTok will sue Trump over executive order banning Chinese app from US

BREAKING: TikTok will sue Trump over his executive order banning the Chinese app from the US – claiming it is unconstitutional and based on ‘pure speculation and conjecture’

  • TikTok is prepared to file a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration as early as Tuesday, NPR reported Saturday
  • A source said TikTok will argue that Trump’s executive order banning the app is unconstitutional because it did not give the company an opportunity to respond 
  • The Chinese-owned company also claims that the national security justification given for the order is baseless 

TikTok is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the Chinese app from the US.  

The video-sharing service is prepared to file a federal lawsuit as early as Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California, NPR reported Saturday, citing an unnamed source who was directly involved in the forthcoming litigation.   

The outlet said TikTok will argue that Donald Trump’s ban is unconstitutional because it did not give the company an opportunity to respond, and that the national security justification given for the order is baseless.  

‘It’s based on pure speculation and conjecture,’ the source said. ‘The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that has been kicking around.’

The White House declined to comment on the expected legal battle when approached for comment by NPR. 

However, spokesman Judd Deere did defend Trump’s order, saying: ‘The Administration is committed to protecting the American people from all cyber related threats to critical infrastructure, public health and safety, and our economic and national security.’ 

This is a developing story.  

TikTok is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the Chinese app from the US (file photo) 



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