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The Trump administration acknowledged that it will comply with a federal judge’s ruling blocking an executive order that would have effectively banned TikTok in the US.

The order “WILL NOT GO INTO EFFECT, pending further legal developments,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a directive issued Monday. The order would have gone into effect after 11:59 pm ET on Thursday.

But on October 30, a federal district court judge in Pennsylvania issued a preliminary injunction blocking the order, citing the administration’s “hypothetical” national security concerns. The administration appealed the injunction on Thursday.

The injunction is part of a lawsuit filed in mid-September by several TikTok creators who argued that a ban on the app would significantly harm their business and limit their audience growth, as well as restrict their freedom of expression on the platform.

“We are deeply moved by the outpouring of support from our creators, who have worked to protect their rights to expression, their careers, and to helping small businesses, particularly during the pandemic. We stand behind our community as they share their voices, and we are committed to continuing to provide a home for them to do so,” TikTok said in a …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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