TikTok sues the Trump administration for trying to ban it in the US and says it is NOT a national security threat despite being owned by a Chinese company because all senior staff are in America | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

TikTok sues the Trump administration for trying to ban it in the US and says it is NOT a national security threat despite being owned by a Chinese company because all senior staff are in America

TikTok has announced it is suing the Trump administration for trying to ban it in the US and insists it is not a national security threat despite being owned by Chinese company ByteDance because most of its senior executives are based in America.

In a press release on Monday morning before filing its lawsuit, the company said: 'Now is the time for us to act. We do not take suing the government lightly, however we feel we have no choice but to take action to protect our rights, and the rights of our community and employees.'

On August 6, Trump signed an executive order which would ban people in the US from making transactions with the Chinese owners of the app - ie being able to download it - unless they were sold within 45 days. He later extended it to 90 days; the new deadline is November 12.

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