TikTok received another suspended sentence from today’s ban by the Trump administration because a federal judge in Pennsylvania prevented the government from continuing to implement restrictions that will effectively shut down the app next month.
The judge issued preliminary injunctions against a series of injunctions scheduled to take effect on November 12. The ban seems to make the app unusable by restricting web hosting, content delivery, etc.
TikTok is suing the Trump administration and the Department of Commerce to prevent its apps from being banned, but the ruling actually comes from another lawsuit: three TikTok creators who fear the ban will prevent them from making a living. The judge supported their argument, saying that TikTok videos constitute “information material”
“The short videos produced and exchanged on TikTok are expressive and rich in content, similar to “movies”, “artworks”, “photos” and “news nets” are clearly protected by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. wrote.
This is not the first time the order has been banned by the court. Another part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s restrictions on downloading was blocked on September 27, but the restrictions were terminated as part of another lawsuit.
“We are very pleased that the judge has stopped this ban. This ban exceeds the President’s authorization under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which means that parts of the law reflect our country’s firm commitment to freedom of speech,” the influencer chief lawyer Ambika Kumar Doran (Ambika Kumar Doran) filed the lawsuit said in an emailed statement edge.
A TikTok spokesperson said in a statement: “We are deeply moved by the strong support of the community. They have been committed to protecting their rights of expression, careers and supporting small businesses, especially during the pandemic.” “We use the platform. We continue to share their voices with the legal options provided to them to support our creative community, and we are committed to continuing to provide them with a home.”
This suspension order indicates that TikTok is currently unclear as the impending ban is now temporarily shelved. This doesn’t necessarily prevent the Trump administration from taking other measures again, but whether the administration has tried different injunctions-all of which are supported by vague national security issues-may depend on how well the elections on Tuesday go and if they have a reason Continue to fight with Chinese companies.