What you need to know
- TikTok has slammed an Executive Order which could ban the app in the U.S.
- It said it was "shocked" and that the order was issued without any due process.
- It said the order risked undermining the trust of businesses globally in the United States' commitment to the rule of law.
TikTok has issued a statement fervently criticizing a recent Executive Order that could see its App banned in the United States.
TikTok said that there has been no due process or adherence to law on the matter and that the text of the order "makes it plain" that there has been a reliance on "unnamed 'reports' with no citations." TikTok reiterated it had never shared user data with the Chinese government or censored content at its request. It also pointed to its Transparency Center, "a level of accountability no peer company has committed too."
Clearly, TikTok is eyeing up all recourse including legal action against President Trump's administration to fight the order. TikTok is, of course, currently in the process of trying to strike an acquisition deal between Microsoft and parent-company ByteDance. The ban will take effect in 45 days.
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