Chinese social media app TikTok has survived another week from a possible United States ban.
After the Trump administration imposes a flight or fight response from the app, the government has given them another week in the deadline.
Will this US ban still be effective? What happens now on TikTok?
TikTok still not safe on US ban
Do you still remember the time when TikTok was in danger of being pulled out of America? Interestingly, the case about it is still currently ongoing.
However, as of now, the Chinese app may have a slighter edge from the US government.
On Wednesday, Nov. 25, the US court that tackles TikTok vs. US ban, has issued another court filing. It says the Trump administration has given Chinese company ByteDance, another week to complete the sale of its popular app.
It was reported earlier that, US government has been trying to impose on ByteDance to sell its app, or face a total ban in the country.
The first deadline was adjusted to Nov. 27– when ByteDance complained to the court that the government was not responding to their inquiries.
Now, a new deadline is set for the possible TikTok sale. The new deadline, which had already been moved by 15 days, is Dec. 4.
An official from the Treasury Department said that ByteDance was given an extension in order to allow Cfius to review the company’s initial request.
Cfius, or formally known as Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., didn’t give a sign-off on TikTok when it was forging a deal with Walmart and Oracle Corp. companies.
The reason behind the rejection was unknown.
Rundown of TikTok vs. US issues
US President Donald Trump is one of the vocal parties, stopping TikTok from having access to American citizens.
“”TikTok’s data collection “potentially allow[s] China to track the locations of federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage,” written in Trump’s signed executive order.
In September, this year, the US administration had finally submitted an executive order against the app. It was said, at the time, that China’s malicious intent on US data was the reason behind the TikTok ban in the country.
“At the President’s direction, we have taken significant action to combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Initially, Trump wants the app to be sold by an American company, giving ByteDance until Nov. 12 to finalize the sale.
However, the Chinese company insisted that the app wasn’t using any private data of their users nor affiliated to any Chinese communist party.
Until now, the case between the two parties is pending.
Will the ban still happen?
It was not clear whether the US ban could still happen in the near future. After all, over 100 million Americans, use this video-sharing app.
Once the ban happens, the income of both video creators or tech companies could be hugely affected. Google and Apple were even shut on the suggestion to pull out the Chinese app on their online stores.
With what’s happening with TikTok right now, we might have a winner soon.