TikTok Ban: US Appeals Judge’s Ruling That Blocked Downloads

The US authorities mentioned in a court docket submitting on Thursday it was interesting a decide’s ruling that prevented it from prohibiting new downloads of the Chinese language-owned quick video-sharing app TikTok.

The Justice Division mentioned it appealed the order to the US Courtroom of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

In late September, a US decide briefly blocked a Trump administration order that was set to bar Apple and Alphabet’s Google from providing new TikTok downloads.

China’s ByteDance, which owns TikTok, has been beneath strain to promote the favored app. The White Home contends that TikTok poses nationwide safety issues as private knowledge collected on 100 million People who use the app might be obtained by China’s authorities. Any deal may even nonetheless should be reviewed by the US authorities’s Committee on Overseas Funding in america (CFIUS).

Negotiations are beneath manner for Walmart and Oracle to take stakes in a brand new firm, TikTok International, that might oversee US operations.

However key phrases of the deal, together with who could have majority possession, are in dispute. ByteDance has additionally mentioned any deal will should be accredited by China. Beijing has revised its record of applied sciences topic to export bans in a manner that offers it a say over any TikTok deal.

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