The fate of the Chinese application, TikTok, in the United States, is decided today, Sunday, during a hearing before a judge who has the authority to establish or suspend the decision of President Donald Trump’s administration to ban
The fate of the Chinese application, TikTok, is decided in the United States today, Sunday, during a hearing before a judge who has the authority to confirm or suspend the decision of President Donald Trump’s administration to ban the widespread application in the United States from Sunday evening.
The hearing will be held in response to an urgent appeal filed by TikTok, and will begin at approximately 9:30 (1330 GMT) before Judge Carl Nichols in Washington.
The session will be watched by the business community and Beijing, which attaches great importance to the application, and specifically its algorithm.
If the judge confirms Trump’s decision to ban TikTok, it will no longer be downloadable in the United States from Sunday 23.59 (Monday at 3.59 GMT), as it will become impossible for current users to update it.
The judge can also grant an additional deadline for the application of short video recordings, which is widely popular, and which has nearly 100 million users in the United States, similar to what happened a week ago to the Chinese application, “WeChat”.
It is not unlikely that an agreement could be reached between the Trump administration and the parent company of TikTok, the Chinese ByteDance Group.
This week, “BiteDance” filed an urgent petition to the Federal Court in Washington, affirming that the application ban violates the US Constitution.
The company explained that the ban on downloading will cause severe damage, while the application was gaining about 424 thousand new American users per day at the beginning of the summer.