China’s ByteDance Challenges Donald Trump’s TikTok Divestiture Order

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ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, has lodged a petition that challenged an order by Donald Trump administration set to take effect on Thursday.

The company filed the petition with a U.S. Appeals Court in Washington on late Tuesday requiring it to divest TikTok, Reuters reported.

President Donald Trump in order on August 14 directed ByteDance to divest the app within 90 days, which which will end on Thursday. 

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Byte Dance is facing A.D. deadline for rebuilding the app’s ownership in the United States to address the U.S. security concerns.

In the court petition, Tiktok asked for more time, saying they had not received a proper response to the proposed solution.

In a statement, the company said they have appealed to the government to extend the 30-day deadline. ByteDance said they are facing a series of new applications and have not been clear about whether their proposed solutions will be accepted.

TikTok has more than 100 million users in the U.S.

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