TikTok plans to sue the US administration over President Trump’s executive order on Thursday that targeted the Chinese-owned app.
Reports say the wildly popular video app could file the lawsuit as early as Tuesday, adding it will be filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, where the company’s American headquarters is located.
Trump’s executive order basically forces the Chinese tech company ByteDance, which owns TikTok, to sell the app within 45 days or see the app banned in the U.S.
“The spread in the United States of mobile applications developed and owned by companies in the People’s Republic of China continues to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” the executive order states. “At this time, action must be taken to address the threat posed by one mobile application in particular, TikTok,” one source said.