Popular social media sharing app ''TikTok'' has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government challenging the Trump administration’s plan to ban the company’s operations in America.
The suit, which was filed in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California on Monday, August 24, alleges that Trump’s order violates due process protections and offers no evidence to back up its claims that TikTok presents a national security threat.
“The executive order is not rooted in bona fide national security concerns,” the complaint reads, noting that “independent national security and information security experts have criticized the political nature of this executive order, and expressed doubt as to whether its stated national security objective is genuine.”
President Trump has repeatedly said that TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese internet company ByteDance, poses a national security threat because of its Chinese ties.
On August 6, he signed executive orders banning social media apps TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies.