Written by: Hong Yilin
Last update date: 2020-09-19 15:32
The United States has banned the overseas version of TikTok, a short film platform owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, and the Chinese communication application WeChat, from downloading and updating online stores in the United States on September 20.
ByteDance filed a lawsuit in Washington Federal Court on the 18th, asking the judge to prevent Washington from implementing the TikTok ban.
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The petition states that Trump exceeded the limits of his power when issuing the TikTok ban, and that he did so for political reasons, rather than stopping "abnormal and special threats" to the United States as required by law.
Bytedance also stated that Trump's actions would "destroy millions of Americans to express themselves on the Internet," also known as the U.S. Department of Commerce, ignoring the company's commitment to protect the privacy and safety of American users and the evidence presented.
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