TikTok sues Trump administration to block U.S. ban: Bloomberg
Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok has asked a judge to block the Trump administration from banning the platform in the U.S., Bloomberg reported on Saturday.
The move came after the U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday issued an order banning U.S. transactions with TikTok and Chinese messaging app WeChat starting September 20.
TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., filed a complaint late Friday night challenging the Trump administration's recent moves to prevent the app from operating in the U.S., according to the report.
The complaint argued President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he banned the app, Bloomberg reported, and that he did so for political reasons rather than to stop an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to the U.S., as the law requires.
It is the second time TikTok has challenged Trump's actions in court.
In a statement obtained by CGTN on Friday, the company opposed the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision and said it will continue to advance proceedings against Trump's executive order.
"We oppose the decision and feel deeply disappointed. Hundreds of millions of American users have formed a community that loves TikTok as it is a tool for entertainment, self-expression and connection," the statement said.