banning TikTok downloads – Many disputes and arguments occurred between TikTok’s lawyers Sunday morning,
yesterday, and that was during a hearing, the content of which was that the ban by the Trump administration,
the US President, would be “devastating”, and they urged the judge to prevent it until the entire case is decided.
A lawyer for TikTok explained banning TikTok downloads from both Apple and Google’s app stores at 11:59 PM ET.
But government attorneys have argued that the allegations in the First Amendment of TikTok do not apply,
and that the Trump administration considers the app a national security risk as a national matter.
Back in August, US President Trump issued an order saying that security concerns
about TikTok and WeChat security issues, both of which are China apps, constitute a national emergency.
US President Trump then issued an order on August 14, giving ByteDance only 90 days to either sell or split TikTok businesses in the US.
This order is set to go into effect on November 12 and will effectively halt enforcement operations
On the 18th of this month, the Commerce Department issued a direct order
banning all transactions with both the parent company of TikTok ByteDance and WeChat, as of September 20.
But one day after this decision, an initial deal would create a new company,
called TikTok Global, that would be based in the United States and tasked
with processing and storing all TikTok users in the United States, and Oracle would become TikTok’s trusted security partner.
Under the terms of the deal. So Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross decided to postpone the ban until September 27 at 11:59 PM.
“This application is one of the fastest growing applications in the world,
and these new users are the lifeblood of this business, and if it actually disappears from application stores,
the impact will be devastating with regard to users, content and creators,
and it will damage its reputation among advertisers,” said Tiktok Hall’s lawyer.
In the end, US District Court Judge Carl Nichols is seriously
considering issuing a decision in the case publicly before 11:59 pm,
but that he will issue his final opinion in sealed form so that both sides can review
it in the event that any sensitive information found needs to be revised.