TikTok and WeChat launches legal action against Donald Trump over ban

TikTok and WeChat launches legal action against Donald Trump over ban

Chinese own company TikTok and WeChat,has announced plans to launch a legal action against the US President’s executive order.

TikTok in a statement said that it had tried to engage with the US administration for nearly a year, but faced “a lack of due process” and that the government paid no attention to the facts.

The company has said it has never provided any US user data to the Chinese government, and Beijing has blasted Trump’s crackdown as political.

Recall that Donald Trump signed executive order to ban TikTok and the messaging app WeChat from operating in United states.

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However,Chinese-Americans group called the non-profit US WeChat Users Alliance and several people have also filed a legal action in San Francisco against Donald Trump on the basis that they rely on the app for work, worship and staying in touch with relatives in China.

Donald Trump stated that he would only allow TikTok and WeChat on the United State sever, only if its bought and owned by a United State company due to security reasons, as he said the apps are a threat to United State national security, foreign policy and economy.

However, Donald Trump has given Chinese company, ByteDance 90 days to divest itself of any assets used to support TikTok in the United States.

Trump believe the growth of mobile apps developed and owned by Chinese firms “threatens the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States”.