In response to us president Trump’s signing of the tiktok and wechat ban, US National Public Radio (NPR) revealed on the 8th that tiktok was planning to sue the trump government.
Citing a person directly involved in the impending lawsuit but not authorized to speak on behalf of the company, NPR said tiktok will file a federal lawsuit against the trump administration as soon as Tuesday. The lawsuit will be filed in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of California, where tiktok’s U.S. operations are based, the person said.
In addition, NPR was informed that the lawsuit would consider the executive order signed by President trump unconstitutional because it did not give the company a chance to respond. According to sources, tiktok also believes that the “national security reasons” cited by the trump administration in the executive order are groundless.
“It’s all about guessing and guessing.” The source stressed that the trump executive order was not based on any factual findings.
In response, NPR said the White House declined to comment on the lawsuit.
Trump signed an administrative order on June 6, saying that mobile phone applications tiktok and wechat “pose a threat to the national security of the United States”, and will prohibit any enterprise or individual subject to the jurisdiction of the United States from conducting any transaction with byte skipping of tiktok parent company, or any transaction related to wechat with Tencent and its subsidiaries after 45 days.
Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, denounced the simple and crude approach of the US government as “a naked hegemonic act”. Wang Wenbin said at a regular press conference on the afternoon of July 7 that the United States would not hesitate to damage the rights and interests of the vast number of users and companies in the United States, put its own private interests above market principles and international rules, wantonly carried out political manipulation and political repression, and would eventually reap its own fruit. Wang Wenbin urged the US side to correct its mistakes, not politicize economic issues and stop suppressing relevant enterprises.
Byte beat also issued a statement on the same day that it wanted to seek legal means to resist the unreasonable practices of the U.S. government. Byte beat said in the statement that the latest executive order issued by the president of the United States did not follow due process of law, which was very shocking. The statement said the order set a dangerous precedent against freedom of expression and open markets. If the U.S. government can not give fair treatment, byte beat will appeal to the U.S. court.