On Thursday, Donald Trumps’ order of executive order on Chinese apps like TikTok and We Chat triggered the debate. As per the order, the apps will be banned if the parent company failed to make a sale with US companies within 45 days. .
Such an order by Trump expectedly dragged him another controversy. Many termed it as ‘misuse of power’ but now, TikTok itself has responded to the order. The app is owned by a Chinese company, ByteDance.
Responding to Donald Trump’s order, TikTok stated, “We are shocked by the recent Executive Order, which was issued without any due process. For nearly a year, we have sought to engage with the U.S. government in good faith to provide a constructive solution to the concerns that have been expressed. What we encountered instead was that the Administration paid no attention to facts, dictated terms of an agreement without going through standard legal processes, and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses.”
For the unversed, TikTok is looking to seal a deal with Microsoft. It is said that Microsoft is looking to acquire all operations of TikTok.
“Will pursue all remedies available to us in order to ensure that the rule of law is not discarded and that our company and our users are treated fairly — if not by the Administration, then by the U.S. courts,” the statement added further.
US President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok over the security concerns. Contrary to the allegations, the company has responded by saying that is hasn’t comprised with the user data.