TikTok says Trump’s ban attempt shows ‘no adherence to the law’
Friday, 7 August 2020
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TikTok has hit back at President Trump’s executive order to ban all transactions with its parent company Bytedance from September 20, saying it shows “no adherence to the law.” The Chinese firm says the executive order was issued “without any due process” after a year in which it claims it has tried to address the US government’s concerns over its app.
TikTok suggests it intends to challenge the order in US courts. “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.” It adds that the order “risks undermining global businesses’ trust in the United States’ commitment to the rule of...
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