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TikTok to challenge Trump’s decree to end video service deals in court

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Chinese video service TikTok intends to challenge the decree of US President Donald Trump, which prohibits transactions with the app and the company that owns ByteDance. This was reported by Reuters on August 21, citing its sources.

TikTok to challenge Trump's decree to end video service deals in court

The agency’s interlocutors said that the start of the trial is scheduled for Monday, August 24. In addition, the owners of TikTok are going to dispute the fact that the application has been classified by the US authorities as a threat to US national security.

Representatives of ByteDance and the White House declined to comment.

On Aug. 6, Trump signed the Anti-Threat Decrees from Chinese annexes . According to the documents, any transactions in the American jurisdiction with the Chinese companies ByteDance and Tencent, owners of TikTok and WeChat applications, must be terminated within 45 days.

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Later, the American leader said that Microsoft or another American company must buy TikTok before September 15, otherwise the application will be banned in the United States.

TikTok is a video hosting service for creating short videos. It was launched in September 2016 for Chinese users and was called Douyin. In 2017, the company launched an international copy.

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According to the latest estimates, the number of TikTok users exceeds 800 million. The social network is used in about 150 countries.

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