Judge temporarily blocks Trump’s order banning TikTok downloads

“The authorities will comply with the injunction and has taken speedy measures to do so, but intends to vigorously protect the [executive order] and the Secretary’s implementation attempts from authorized issues,” the Commerce Section claimed in a assertion.

TikTok claimed that it prepared to continue its dialogue with the authorities, noting that the Trump administration has approved in principal a deal with Oracle and Walmart. “We’re delighted that the court docket agreed with our authorized arguments and issued an injunction blocking the implementation of the TikTok app ban. We will continue defending our legal rights for the advantage of our neighborhood and workers,” the firm claimed in a assertion.

The Commerce Section issued its initial order to block TikTok downloads on September twentieth. Having said that, ByteDance arrived at a tentative deal with Oracle to generate a new firm referred to as TikTok Global that would be based mostly in the US and host the TikTok app from US servers. As a end result, the ban was delayed until eventually midnight on September 27th.

TikTok argued in court docket yesterday that the ban was “arbitrary and capricious” and that it “would undermine knowledge security” for the current a hundred million US customers by blocking protection updates. “This is one of the fastest developing applications in the world, and individuals new customers are the lifeblood of this company, which is legitimate of any social media platform,” claimed TikTok attorney John Hall. “If it disappears from the app merchants, the impact would be devastating with regard to customers, material, creators, and would problems its track record with advertisers.