TikTok confirms that they will take legal action against Donald Trump. The United States government put the future of TikTok in check in the country when, through an executive order, it was given until September 20 first and until November 12 later for an American company to acquire the social network.
Otherwise, TikTok will no longer be able to operate in the United States. But now, ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, will try to take the battle to court rather than resign. The company has confirmed that it will sue the Trump administration and will try to make the court system deem the executive order inadmissible.
TikTok spokesmen say they have tried to find a constructive solution, but that the lack of dialogue from the government has led them to make this decision. They consider it intolerable that the United States government interfere in the negotiations of private companies and decide on their future.
The strategy of fighting the Executive Order in court dovetails with TikTok’s latest moves, moving away from a passive position. Thus, the social network has launched an information center to refute the accusations of espionage and the misuse of the private data of its users, reasons that the White House uses when justifying the actions against the Chinese company.
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After the confirmation that TikTok will take its case to the United States courts, three possible scenarios are configured for the social network: that it is absorbed by a North American company such as Microsoft or Twitter, that it is not and is banned from the United States or that earn your right to exist in the country through the judicial system.
At the same time, WeChat, which belongs to the Chinese company Tencent, which is also in the crosshairs of the Trump administration, will take legal action against it. WeChat argues that the Executive Order is aimed at Chinese residing in the United States, since WeChat is the main messaging app used by this sector of the population.