After seemingly adverse history between TikTok (Chinese based company’s popular video app) and Donald Trump’s administration, now the American government has given the relaxation to video streaming app.
According to the court filing, ByteDance’s app will now acquire another fifteen days (until 27th of November) to influence American national security officers that its suggested contract with Walmart and Oracle should be approved.
After seemingly blowing past the Trump administration’s deadline for TikTok to find a new owner, the US government has quietly given the embattled social media platform a reprieve. https://t.co/4g1vaIg0S2
— WISH-TV (@WISH_TV) November 14, 2020
Previous Thursday was considered to be the due date for TikTok (parent firm ByteDance) to divest its company, following an executive order passed by President Trump this summer.
As the last date came and passed, the confusion emerged again over what results might be in store for the video streaming app, TikTok. Moreover, President Trump’s signed order didn’t suggest that the TikTok app would be restricted or blocked if it missed the due date, actually, its summaries no consequences at all.
TikTok holds 100 million American users
Trump’s executive order’s ambiguity outlines the highly unusual approach the President Trump administration adopted with one of the fastest emerging social media apps of the world, which acquired a hundred million American users.
On Friday, TikTok described to a federal judge that the American government had permitted the firm’s request for a delay in the matter. Furthermore, the action does not resolve unsettled questions which are facing by the firm, it must face conflict for its suggested contract and is involved in a lawsuit over President Trump’s earlier attempted bans like its prohibition from the United States app store, but it will offer TikTok with some provisional breathing room. The company declined to comment.
After President Trump criticized social media platform, TikTok, as a threat to national security, a claim the firm has rejected and cybersecurity officials doubt, Trump issued an executive order in August that will have turned it illegal to acquire any business dealings with the firm.
The United States Commerce Department struggled to enforce that order by banning downloads of TikTok in September. Moreover, the agency even described that by the middle of November, internet firms would be restricted from holding TikTok’s traffic.
Both measures have been restricted provisionally by federal judges as TikTok, and its content makers litigated in individual cases to stop them from facing any effect.
ByteDance’s app will have acquired another fifteen days to fix its deal. By that time, they are still holding the pattern and Americans still can access TikTok, because President Trump’s administration tried block has been provisionally restricted amid the hearing.