After Trump released an executive order, TiktTok is fighting back with a legal action.
TikTok is Fighting Back, this has been the center of attention of Trump’s Administration for a while now. And just recently, The United States President Donald Trump announced two executive orders in banning TikTok and WeChat. This order will be valid after 45 days, and both apps will no longer be available within the US jurisdiction.
Even with this executive order, Trump is still open to the idea that TikTok would be open to the US market. This ordeal makes it prone to rumors of Microsoft and Apple purchasing the popular video platform.
TikTok was appalled to the sudden declaration of Trump’s administration that leads them to threaten and fight back against them with a legal challenge. The company commented that they were “shocked” by Trump’s orders.
We are shocked by the recent Executive Order, which was issued without any due process. For nearly a year, we have sought to engage with the US government in good faith to provide a constructive solution to the concerns that have been expressed. What we encountered instead was that the Administration paid no attention to facts, dictated terms of an agreement without going through standard legal processes, and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses […]
There has been, and continues to be, no due process or adherence to the law. The text of the decision makes it plain that there has been a reliance on unnamed “reports” with no citations, fears that the app “may be” used for misinformation campaigns with no substantiation of such fears
This Executive Order risks undermining global businesses’ trust in the United States’ commitment to the rule of law, which has served as a magnet for investment and spurred decades of American economic growth. And it sets a dangerous precedent for the concept of free expression and open markets. We will pursue all remedies available to us in order to ensure that the rule of law is not discarded and that our company and our users are treated fairly – if not by the Administration, then by the US courts.
TikTok is Accused of Data Theft
US President Trump accused Bytedance, owner of TikTok, of giving users’ personal data information to the Chinese Communist Party.
However, TikTok clarified and commented that there was never a data sharing between them and the Chinese Government.
We have made clear that TikTok has never shared user data with the Chinese government, nor censored content at its request. In fact, we make our moderation guidelines and algorithm source code available in our Transparency Center, which is a level of accountability no peer company has committed to.