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U.S. federal Court temporarily halts Trump’s TikTok ban

The ruling banning the installation of the TikTok app was temporarily suspended by the federal court hours before it took effect.

In the US, a federal court has temporarily halted the Trump administration’s ban on social media app TikTok, owned by a Chinese company.

The ruling, which banned social media users from installing the TikTok app as of 23.59 pm local time on Sunday, was temporarily suspended by a federal court in the capital, Washington, hours before it took effect.

After US President Donald Trump announced that he would sign a possible agreement on the acquisition of the US arm of the Chinese social media platform TikTok in an Oracle-Walmart partnership, the US Department of Commerce postponed the ban on TikTok, which was scheduled to take effect on September 20, to September 27.

On September 18, the Commerce Ministry announced that the download of the social media apps TikTok and WeChat, owned by Chinese companies, would be banned on the grounds of “protecting national security.”

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