Judge Temporarily Blocks US Ban on New TikTok Downloads

A federal judge on Sunday granted TikTok a preliminary injunction that temporarily halts an order from the Trump Administration that would have banned new app downloads in the United States beginning on Monday, reports The New York Times.

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Should the order have gone into effect, Apple and Google could have been forced to remove TikTok from their respective app stores, and users who already have the app installed would no longer receive updates.

TikTok can avoid a potential ban by selling its United States business to an American-based company. Last week, it was announced that TikTok would be partnering with Oracle and Walmart to form TikTok Global, a new company that would be headquartered in the United States. Under the initial proposal, Oracle would be responsible for storing user data and could also review TikTok's current source code and that of any subsequent updates.

"We're pleased that the court agreed with our legal arguments and issued an injunction preventing the implementation of the TikTok app ban," a spokesman for TikTok said on Sunday after the judge's decision. "We will continue defending our rights for the benefit of our community and employees. At the same time, we will also maintain our ongoing dialogue with the government to turn our proposal, which the president gave his preliminary approval to last weekend, into an agreement."

President Trump signed an executive order in August giving ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, 90 days to sell its U.S. TikTok business due to possible national security threats from the China-based company. The preliminary injunction granted to TikTok, however, does not block additional restrictions set to be imposed in November that would render the app unusable in the country.

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Top Rated Comments

NBAasDOGG Avatar
22 months ago
America is waaay to busy distracting their people from reality with their irrelevant agenda.
Meanwhile rest of the western society is enjoying their free colleges and healthcare...
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
twistedpixel8 Avatar
22 months ago

disagree, it keeps my fiancee busy and i can get my work done. very useful in my opinion.
You talk about your fiancé like I talk about my dog lol.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cupcakes2000 Avatar
22 months ago

Maybe one day you will understand that nothing is free. Everything has a cost. If the end user is not paying the cost for something (in tis case tertiary education or healthcare) then someone else is.

I will fix up your statement to be factual.

Meanwhile rest of the western society is enjoying their subsidised by every taxpayer colleges and healthcare.
That’s an extremely US centric way of looking at it. Much of the rest of the world doesn’t see things from this view point.

Equal access to all is the real difference I think you will find.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
the8thark Avatar
22 months ago

America is waaay to busy distracting their people from reality with their irrelevant agenda.
Meanwhile rest of the western society is enjoying their free colleges and healthcare...
Maybe one day you will understand that nothing is free. Everything has a cost. If the end user is not paying the cost for something (in this case tertiary education or healthcare) then someone else is.

I will fix up your statement to be factual.

Meanwhile rest of the western society is enjoying their subsidised by every taxpayer colleges and healthcare.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NBAasDOGG Avatar
22 months ago

Maybe one day you will understand that nothing is free. Everything has a cost. If the end user is not paying the cost for something (in tis case tertiary education or healthcare) then someone else is.

I will fix up your statement to be factual.

Meanwhile rest of the western society is enjoying their subsidised by every taxpayer colleges and healthcare.
Taxpayers money going to free healthcare and free colleges is for sure better than spending almost all of it on military (AMERICA).
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jont-fu Avatar
22 months ago

I know Canada has free healthcare but who has free college?!???”
We have free education in Finland, including college. Also our education system is rated one of the best in the world. Of course it's not free as we pay more taxes, but I think it works out great as it motivates people to study more and it creates higher value jobs.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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