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TikTok will sue the Trump Administration

According to foreign media reports, NPR (National Public Radio) quoted unnamed direct participants, as reporting that TikTok will file a lawsuit in federal court, as early as Tuesday to challenge President Trump’s executive order to ban the video sharing service in the United States.   The lawsuit will be filed in the U.S. District Court in Southern California. Where tiktok’s U.S. headquarters is located. The person familiar with the matter said. The lawsuit argues that the president’s action violates the Constitution. Because it did not give the company a chance to respond.

Russia’s foreign ministry takes a stand

According to Xinhua News Agency, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zakharova severely condemned the US’s suppression of TikTok (TikTok) in Moscow on the 8th, believing that this is another example of the US’s unfair commercial competition and it  violates World Trade Organization rules.

The WeChat ban has a much greater impact than the TikTok

On August 9, according to foreign media reports, the Trump administration issued two executive orders against Chinese technology companies, banning the United States from trading with these companies after the September 20 deadline.   The current focus is mostly on TikTok, but the ban on WeChat may have a more unpredictable impact. The order bans “anyone from conducting any transaction related to WeChat.” Even if the impact is limited to WeChat, it will leave Apple in a unique dilemma. An iPhone without WeChat is even less useful in China than a Huawei phone without Google in the West.

TikTok responds to merging with Twitter

Foreign media quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that Twitter has held preliminary negotiations on potential merger with TikTok.

  It is not clear whether twitter will seek a deal with tiktok’s U.S. business, people familiar with the matter said. In response to inquiries about the report, a tiktok spokesman said the company would not comment on “market rumors.”.

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