tiktok ban after months of threats will tiktok app banned by a potential U.S. federal government, it seems that the popular social media tiktok platform  seems safe from legal action...


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TikTok app banned ?

Half a year ago, TikTok was on the verge of a ban in the United States because of its alleged ties to the Chinese government. Since then, the ban on the social media platform has been pushed back, rejected and almost completely forgotten by some. For now, TikTok and its massive creative and fan community seem to be confident in the power of the U.S. government.


The Trump administration first addressed the TikTok target in 2020, when then-President Donald Trump nearly banned the platform in the U.S. after being labeled a threat to national security. Has passed without any repercussions from the government. Since TikTok has encountered other legal issues, such as inviting the FTC to companies like TikTok, Facebook and Twitter to explain their data collection policies. However, the platform has not faced legitimate threats to be banned for months.


A federal judge on Monday completely blocked the Trump administration's attempt to ban TikTok in the U.S., the latest defeat in the White House legal campaign against the video-sharing app.


U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington found that Trump had exceeded his authority to use his emergency economic forces to try to take the incredibly popular app out of business. He was the second judge to rule against the president's ban.


TikTok's lawyers have shown that "the failure of Trump officials to" properly consider a clear and reasonable alternative before banning TikTok" makes the assassination of the app" arbitrary and capricious, "wrote Nicholas, of whom Trump is a member.


Relying on a threat to national security, Trump's Department of Commerce sought to prevent the app from being downloaded in app stores and tried to outlaw transactions between Americans and TikTok's Chinese parent company, ByteDance.

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Trump's ban on TikTok suffers from another legal failure.

These sanctions have already been blocked in October by another federal judge after TikTok influencers brought a lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Trump administration appeals.


Nichols wrote that in the event the Trump administration wins the appeal in that case, an order will remain in place to prevent users from leaving TikTok on masse for a competing app, which the judge wrote would require "irreversible damage" to TikTok.


The app, which was popular for its challenging dance videos and other ridiculous footage that tends to go viral on the net, was also used for activism against Trump and was widely used to ridicule and prescribe the president.


White House Officials Targeted TikTok Because of Chinese Ownership.

According to Trump officials, U.S. user data is at risk from Chinese authorities' access because of the close ties the authoritarian regime has with the country's private businesses.


U.S. user data is stored primarily by TikTok on servers in Virginia, with backup storage in Singapore. Company executives claim that Chinese authorities have never tried to gain access to U.S. information.


White House officials claimed, without evidence, that TikTok could be used as a Chinese spy tool.


Still, long before the Trump administration closed it down, the company was criticized by the U.S. National Investment Commission, an inter-ministerial panel reviewing U.S.-owned companies operating overseas.


One proposal that came up as part of this process would have made the American software company Oracle responsible for all US user data, an agreement still held by a number of stakeholders.


Despite talks aimed at keeping U.S. user data clearing in a separate process, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross continued to push for TikTok’s blacklist in the U.S.


"Here, the Secretary did not consider any alternatives before actually banning TikTok from the United States, nor did the Minister express any justification (rational or otherwise) not to consider such alternatives," Nicholas wrote on Monday.


The Trump administration has repeatedly postponed the deadline for TikTok's corporate owners to sell its operations in the United States.


Until December 4 to reach a deal. Trump officials will not offer a further extension, but sources close to the process say the Justice Department is technically refusing to enforce TikTok in violation of a presidential decree.


A TikTok spokesman said the company was pleased with the recent victory in court,


Saying: 

"We focus on continuing to build TikTok as a home that 100 million Americans, including families and small businesses, trust in expression, connection, financial livelihood and true joy."