TikTok launches legal challenge over forced sale law

08/05/2024 | The New York Times

TikTok has filed a lawsuit against the US government over the law requiring Chinese owner ByteDance to divest the popular social media app or face a US ban. The move has sparked a debate over national security and freedom of speech, which is expected to be taken to the Supreme Court. TikTok has claimed that the law violates the First Amendment by taking away an app that millions of Americans use to express their opinions and communicate freely. The company has also argued that a sale within the 270-day timeline is not feasible, given Beijing's reluctance to sell a key feature that powers TikTok in the US.

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