Judge Allows Downloads of TikTok to Continue, Halting Trump’s App Store Ban

Emergency hearing before midnight deadline buys more time as Nov. 12 sale mandate looms

With only hours to spare, TikTok got a judge's approval to remain on Google and Apple app stores. Getty Images

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., today halted the Trump administration’s ban on new downloads of TikTok, hours before a midnight deadline would have compelled Apple and Google to drop the popular social media app from their marketplaces.

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