TikTok avoided yet another ban attempt in the United States. However, this time it wasn’t TikTok but a judge in Pennsylvania, who stopped restrictions that would close the app next month. The alleged ban was supposed to go into effect on November 12, but the judge ruled against the string of bans by US trade. The new injunction would mean that TikTok would remain online and usable in the United States.
Three TikTokers influencers in the US who used the app to make money filed a lawsuit to prevent the app from being closed in the country. The creators claimed that if the app closed in the US, they wouldn’t be able to make a living. The judge sided with the arguments of TikTok influencers. In his decision, he said creators “would lose the ability to interact with their millions of followers on TikTok and related brand sponsorships.”
“We are pleased that the judge has stopped this ban, which overrides the president’s authority under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which are parts of the law that reflect our nation’s deep commitment to free speech,” Ambika Kumar Doran, chief advocate for influencers w, told The Verge.
The Trump administration has been trying to ban the Bytedance-owned app since August this year. President Trump signed an executive order against the short video platform for national security concerns. While the new order may have disappointed the Trump government, TikTok is pleased with the new injunction.
“We are deeply moved by the outpouring of support from our community, which has worked to protect their rights of expression, for their careers and to support small businesses, particularly during the pandemic. We support our creative community in continuing to share their voices, both through the platform and the legal options available to them, and we are committed to continuing to provide them with a home to do so, ”Tiktok said in a statement.
The alleged ban was supposed to go into effect on November 12, but the judge ruled against the string of bans by US trade.
- TikTok avoided yet another ban attempt in the United States.
- A judge ruled against the series of US trade bans.
- The new injunction would mean that TikTok would remain online and usable in the United States.