The Justice Department filed its opposition to TikTok’s request for an injunction against the Trump administration’s looming ban of the app. The DOJ says blocking the ban would’infringe on the president’s authority to block business-to-business economic transactions with a foreign entity’.
The CEO of TikTok’s parent company, Zhang Yiming, is a’mouthpiece’ for the Chinese Communist Party.
Large chunks of the DOJ filing are redacted, including a section detailing where the DOJ claims TikTok stores us users’ data.
Tiktok requested the injunction against the ban on its app in the US. The company claims a trump administration order violates its right to due process and freedom of speech.
President Trump originally gave a September 15th deadline to sell the video-sharing app, then ordered app stores to ban it effective September 20th. Tiktok got a last-minute reprieve after the president approved a tentative deal with Oracle last Sunday.
Tiktok sued the administration last month, saying the decision to ban it exceeded the limits of the president’s power to ban an app on national emergency grounds. The company says it has’made extraordinary efforts to try to satisfy the government’s ever-shifting demands and purported national security concerns’.
Tiktok did not reply to a request for comment late Friday. Tiktok did n’t reply to an requests for comment.