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TikTok sues US government to overturn law banning app

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  • TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, have filed a lawsuit challenging a new US law signed by President Biden.
  • The law could either force TikTok to split from ByteDance or ban the app in the United States, citing national security concerns.
  • TikTok argues that the law unfairly targets it and violates First Amendment rules on free speech.
  • The company also claims that the requirement to sell TikTok is not feasible – commercially, technologically or legally.

TikTok has been on ice since President Joe Biden signed the Protecting Americans from Apps Controlled by Foreign Adversaries Act in April, but the company is suing to stay afloat.

CNN reports that the short-form video platform and its parent company, ByteDance, have filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to challenge the new law that requires the app to separate from ByteDance or otherwise prohibit it. the country. TikTok says the law unfairly targets it and is unconstitutional.