The US President Donald Trump has been trying to push the successful Chinese app Tik-Tok off it’s tracks for quite some time now, however it looks like Tik-Tok has had enough as it confirms that it will be taking legal action against the Trump Administration.
TikTok confirmed Saturday that it will file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order demanding parent company ByteDance divest its TikTok operations in the US.
“Even though we strongly disagree with the administration’s concerns, for nearly a year we have sought to engage in good faith to provide a constructive solution,” TikTok spokesman Josh Gartner said in a statement to The Verge. “What we encountered instead was a lack of due process as the administration paid no attention to facts and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses.”
On the 6th of August, President Trump signed an executive order blocking all transactions with ByteDance in an effort to “address the national emergency with respect to the information and communication technology supply chain.”
Then, on August 14th, Trump gave 90 days for ByteDance to sell or spin off TikTok in the US.
The app was reported to be in talks with Microsoft, Twitter & Oracle. All were interested in buying the app.
Tik-Tok has hit a record high of 2 billion downloads world wide, and is one of the most popular & most used apps globally.