US: TikTok has said it plans to file a lawsuit against US President’s executive order banning the Chinese-owned app.
US President Donald Trump has earlier signed an executive order giving Americans 45 days to stop doing business with TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance.
“Even though we strongly disagree with the Administration’s concerns, for nearly a year we have sought to engage in good faith to provide a constructive solution. What we encountered instead was a lack of due process as the Administration paid no attention to facts and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses,” TikTok said in a statement.
“To ensure that the rule of law is not discarded and that our company and users are treated fairly, we have no choice but to challenge the Executive Order through the judicial system,” it said, adding it expects to file its suit next week.