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

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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.

Carl Nichols, a judge for the U.S. District Court for D.C., granted an injunction, allowing new app downloads to proceed, despite the government’s insistence that new downloads would constitute an urgent national security risk.

The decision affords TikTok more time to spin off into a new company ahead of the government’s next deadline on Nov.



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