TikTok has appealed to a Washington court. The social network wants to know if the “forced” sale will actually go ahead as planned. The deadline announced by the Trump administration so far was November 12th, tomorrow.
TikTok is trying to block an executive order from the US that says it will sell by tomorrow The Trump administration passed an executive order in August banning TikTok in the US for national security reasons. She asked ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, to give up control of its social network to American investors.
An agreement was made with Oracle as a technology partner and Walmart as a business partner. The project seemed to suit the U.S. government, but TikTok is still waiting for the green light.
The social network complains that it has not received an additional deadline from CFIUS, the agency responsible for ensuring that foreign investments do not pose a risk to national security. The CFIUS investigation resulted in the decree of August 14th.
“Almost two months have passed since the President tentatively approved our proposal (…). We provided detailed solutions to finalize the agreement, but did not receive any significant feedback on our specific plan in the area of personal data protection and security, ”said TikTok. “We have no choice but to go to court to defend our rights and those of more than 1,500 employees in the US,” the platform continues.