Feds Ask To Move Ahead With Ban On New TikTok Downloads

Law360 (September 25, 2020, 11:44 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration continued its push to ban TikTok from U.S. app stores Friday, telling a D.C. federal judge that the security risks posed by the popular social media platform are "unacceptable" and any new downloads of the app must be squashed until the company is officially paired with Oracle.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols, who's overseeing the dispute, has also scheduled a rare Sunday morning hearing on TikTok's preliminary injunction bid. Earlier this month, TikTok asked the court to temporarily block the U.S. Department of Commerce's ban, keeping the app afloat while its legal challenge plays out. On Thursday, Judge...

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