Court Halts Trump Plot To Ban TikTok

US federal high court has halted the enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect. Recall on August 14th, President Donald Trump issued an order giving ByteDance 90 days to either sell or spin-off its TikTok business […]

US federal high court has halted the enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect.

Recall on August 14th, President Donald Trump issued an order giving ByteDance 90 days to either sell or spin-off its TikTok business in the US.

However, the District Judge Carl Nichols issued a temporary injunction at the request of TikTok, which the White House has called a national security threat stemming from its Chinese parent firm’s links to the Beijing government.

The opinion was sealed, so no reason for the decision was released in a brief order by the court in Washington. The judge may unseal portions of the order after consulting with lawyers from both sides.