Bytedance Challenges Tiktok Divestiture Order

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By NTD Newsroom
November 11, 2020NTD News Today

The Chinese parent company behind short video app TikTok has filed a new legal challenge against the Trump administration.

A U.S. government order is forcing Bytedance to sell TikTok’s American operations.

However, late on Tuesday, Bytedance asked a U.S. appeals court for a review of the order, which it claims is unconstitutional.

President Donald Trump signed the executive order in August, giving ByteDance 90 days to divest TikTok’s U.S. operations or risk being banned.

The Thursday deadline is now fast approaching.

The Trump administration contends TikTok poses a national security threat—saying it could give China’s government access to the personal data of over 100 million American users.

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