TikTok Will Sue the U.S. Government, Challenging Trump Executive Order

The social media company will file a lawsuit in the coming week

TikTok and smartphone showing Trump's Twitter account
A lawsuit from ByteDance could come in the next week. Getty Images
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ByteDance, the embattled parent company of TikTok, confirmed publicly Saturday that it will sue the U.S. government over President Donald Trump’s Aug. 6 executive order prohibiting American citizens and companies from transactions with the popular social media app.

@ScottNover scott.nover@adweek.com Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence.
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