Chinese owned TikTok to sue US President Trump over ban

A photo collage of pictures created on August 01, 2020 shows the logo of the social media video sharing app Tiktok displayed on a tablet screen in Paris, and US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 30, 2020. JIM WATSON, Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP

As tensions soar between Chinese and US, world’s two biggest economies, video app TikTok on Monday said it has filed a lawsuit to challenge the crackdown on the popular Chinese-owned platform.

Accusing it of being a national threat, the Donald Trump-led American government had said it will ban Tik Tok.

On August 6, President Trump signed an executive order giving Americans 45 days to stop doing business with TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance — effectively setting a deadline for a potential pressured sale of the app to a US company.

In a blog post, the company stated that: “Today we are filing a complaint in federal court challenging the Administration’s efforts to ban TikTok in the US” .