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TikTok Sues Trump to Challenge U.S. Government Restrictions

  • U.S. cited data risks in American ban on social media network
  • TikTok says Trump’s executive order is unconstitutional
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TikTok Says It's Suing U.S. Over Ban
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TikTok asked a federal judge to block the Trump administration from enacting a ban on the fast-growing social media network, bringing a geopolitical fight over technology and trade into a U.S. courtroom.

TikTok and its Chinese parent, ByteDance Ltd., sued on Monday in federal court in Los Angeles to challenge an Aug. 6 order from President Donald Trump prohibiting U.S. residents from doing business with TikTok. Trump says TikTok is a security risk for user data. The company said the president’s decision was made “for political reasons,” is unconstitutional and violates rights to due process.