Trump Admin. Says First Amendment Is Moot In WeChat Case
By Kelcee Griffis (October 7, 2020, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government should be able to limit any service that poses a threat to the country's national security, whether or not that company facilitates communications, the Trump administration has argued in its bid to ban WeChat in the U.S.
In a Tuesday court filing, the administration told a California federal judge that the simple fact that Tencent-owned WeChat is a mobile communications app doesn't entitle the company to First Amendment protection or preclude the government from cracking down on it for national security purposes.
"Were Tencent to sell electricity to U.S. consumers and, in so doing, systematically collect and send payment...
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