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TikTok Sues Trump Administration Over US Ban

By Kyodo News 25 August 2020

NEW YORK—The popular China-based video-sharing app TikTok said Monday it had sued the administration of President Donald Trump for effectively banning its service in the United States.

The lawsuit, filed with the federal district court in California, demands the annulment of the president’s executive order banning the service. It comes as Trump has stepped up pressure on TikTok amid concern that the platform is both a privacy risk and susceptible to Beijing’s censorship activities.

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