- TikTok: "he Administration paid no attention to facts and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses."
- The company has also been called upon to clear all data on American citizens within a specified timeframe.
- Microsoft has been in talks with the Chinese company for a long time to acquire TikTok in the United States.
Donald Trump considers the popular TikTok app a threat to national security and has issued a decree blocking its operation. The Chinese company that owns the software intends to block the execution of the order through the courts. TikTok is a very popular Chinese audio and video communication application that also handles financial transactions.
“To ensure that the rule of law prevails and that our company and users are treated fairly, we have no choice but to challenge the Executive Order through the judicial system, TikTok said in a statement to CNN.
TikTok added that: “a lack of due process as the Administration paid no attention to facts and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses.”
The Chinese company “ByteDance“, the owner of the TikTok platform, intends to prevent this through legal means and has filed a lawsuit against Trump’s order, which will reportedly be submitted to the court tomorrow, Monday, August 24th.
According to news sources, the Chinese company says that it has been negotiating with the US government for a year to find a solution for TikTok to continue its work. Under US government orders, Byte Dance will be banned from operating in the United States if it does not transfer ownership of the TikTok platform to an American company by mid-September.
“In order to ensure that the rule of law is not abandoned, and to ensure that the company and users are treated fairly, we will safeguard our rights and interests through litigation,” ByteDance said in a statement.
The company has also been called upon to clear all data on American citizens within a specified timeframe. Donald Trump set a 90-day deadline for the Chinese company to do so last week.
ByteDance Company is committed to divesting all of its assets and facilities in the United States used for ticketing by the end of this period.
The US government views the TikTok platform as a threat to national security and believes that the data and information of American citizens can be made available to Chinese security and intelligence agencies. Byte Dance denies the allegations, stressing that the Chinese government does not have access to the data and has so far made no attempt to access it.
Possibility of transferring Ticket to an American company
Assigning the TikTok platform to an American company is considered the most practical way out of this predicament. Microsoft has reportedly been in talks with the Chinese company for a long time to acquire TikTok in the United States and several other countries.
Talks have reportedly been held on Twitter to hand over TikTok, but so far none of the talks have reached a definite conclusion. Byte Dance has said it will file a lawsuit against the US government but has not released further details.
The TikTok platform has hundreds of millions of users worldwide. The company says that in the United States alone, about 100 million people use this application. This software is especially important for Chinese-American citizens and is their most important means of communication.