ByteDance challenges Trump’s TikTok US divestiture order

ByteDance challenges Trump's TikTok US divestiture order

ByteDance filed a petition with a U.S. Appeals Court challenging a Trump administration order set to take effect requiring it to divest TikTok.

President Donald Trump in an Aug. 14 order directed ByteDance to divest the app within 90 days, which falls on Thursday.

ByteDance said it is seeking a court review of the divestment order, claiming that the order and a finding by a U.S. agency that TikTok represented a security threat were unlawful and violated rights under the U.S. Constitution.

“Facing continual new requests and no clarity on whether our proposed solutions would be accepted, we requested the 30-day extension that is expressly permitted in the August 14 order,” TikTok said in a statement.

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