The Independent independent.co.uk 27 Sep, 2020 23:30 am

TikTok fate in the balance as judge weighs app store ban U.S. Lawyers TikTok threat Oracle

TikTok fate in the balance as judge weighs app store ban U.S. Lawyers TikTok threat Oracle
Lawyers for TikTok have pleaded with a U.S. judge to delay the Trump Administration’s ban of the video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of Sunday

Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a U.TikTok lawyers also argued that a ban on the app would stop tens of thousands of potential viewers and content creators every month and would also hurt its ability to hire new talent.Justice Department lawyer Daniel Schwei sought to undercut TikTok lawyers' argument, saying that Chinese companies are not purely private and are subject to intrusive laws compelling their cooperation with intelligence agencies." Schwei also argued that TikTok lawyers failed to prove it would suffer irreparable business harm.

The 90-minute hearing came after President Donald Trump declared this summer that TikTok was a threat to national security and that it either sold its U.In addition, Hall argued that a ban would prevent existing users from automatically receiving security updates, eroding national security.

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