TikTok Rulings May Clarify Scope Of Economic Powers Law

By Jeremy Mishkin and Joseph Samuel (December 7, 2020, 4:47 PM EST) -- The fight between the Trump administration and popular video-sharing social network TikTok continues on multiple fronts. TikTok and some of its most prominent users are now litigating against the Trump administration in at least three different forums, all stemming from two executive orders issued by President Donald Trump on Aug. 6 and Aug.14, in which he labeled TikTok a threat to the national security of the U.S.

Those orders, along with rules issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce soon thereafter, sought to limit Chinese government influence over TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance Ltd. in two ways: (1) by prohibiting...

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