On 6th August, the Trump Administration announced that they will be banning Chinese apps such as Tik Tok and WeChat because they pose a threat to the national security of the United States. The administration also stated that these apps are a threat to the privacy of millions of US citizens.
In August, ByteDance the company that owns TikTok filed a lawsuit against the executive order in California. But now, the company has filed another complaint, late on Friday night (the night of 18th August) as the 45 day period comes to an end on the 20th of August, Sunday.
In their complaint, ByteDance says that this executive order is not about national security, but rather political. They also said that this is a free speech issue, under the First Amendment of the United Stated=s Constitution. In their complaint, they said that the administration’s actions world, “destroy an online community where millions of Americans have come together to express themselves.” The complaint also says that Trump Administration has also ignored the evidence that showed TikTok’s commitment to user privacy.