US judge blocks Trump’s ban on TikTok downloads

US judge blocks Trump’s ban on TikTok downloads

A US judge has temporarily blocked a Trump administration order banning Apple and Google from offering Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok for download.

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols declined to block other Commerce Department restrictions set to take effect on November 12 on technical and business arrangements.

The Commerce Department said in a statement it “will comply with the injunction and has taken immediate steps to do so.”
The statement did not specify whether the government would appeal.

TikTok said it would maintain its “ongoing dialogue with the government to turn our proposal, which the president gave his preliminary approval to last week, into an agreement.”

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