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Washington, Nov 13 (Canadian-Media): Enforcement of a shutdown of Chinese-owned TikTok video-sharing app was backed off by the US Commerce Department after a federal court ruling prevented the move, media reports said.
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It was since August that the Trump administration threatened to ban the app in the United States, citing wider concerns about alleged Chinese government spying on data of Americans using China-originated social media.
But after after the three TikTok stars, comedian Douglas Marland, fashion guru Cosette Rinab, and musician Alex Chambers filed a suit against the Trump administration that the decision to ban the shutdown of TikTok video-sharing app by the judge Beetlestone.
Originally the ban on TikTok was to take effect on September 20, but after the administration offered the company a way out by selling itself to a US entity, the ban was later deferred to November 12.
But, after the US President Donald Trump’s defeat to his challenger Joe Biden in the November 3 US election, none of those actions against TikTok appear likely take place.