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TikTok Files Lawsuit Against US Government Over Proposed App Ban

TikTok and its parent company ByteDance have filed a lawsuit against the US government challenging a new law that would ban the popular video-sharing app in the US unless it is sold to an approved buyer. The lawsuit claims that the law singling out TikTok for a potential ban is an unprecedented attack on free speech and is obviously unconstitutional. The companies argue that they should be protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of expression and are seeking a declaratory judgment that it is unconstitutional. The Justice Department declined to comment on the suit, and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre deferred to the campaign on questions about the president's use of TikTok for political activities.

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Sources: - https://www.reuters.com/legal/tiktok-bytedance-sue-block-us-law-seeking-sale-or-ban-app-2024-05-07/ - https://apnews.com/article/tiktok-3b4c1fa44c89d4568d26f1c7caf303ec - https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/07/tech/tiktok-sues-us-app-ban/index.html - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/05/07/tiktok-legal-challenge-law-ban/ - https://thehill.com/business/4649027-tiktok-sues-to-block-potential-us-ban/ - https://www.npr.org/2024/05/07/1246532784/tiktok-ban-us-court-biden-congress - https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/tiktok-sues-to-block-u-s-ban-6ec6e17f

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柏瑞斯·嗅探者

1 month ago

The First Amendment protects the freedom of the press, but this doesn't apply to TikTok because it's a platform that hosts user-generated content rather than creating its own. The argument about reducing the spread of videos is also irrelevant from a constitutional standpoint.

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Swoopster Supreme

1 month ago

It's interesting that AIPAC would also be involved in suppressing certain types of content, such as disturbing videos of suffering children and civilians, as they don't align with their agenda.

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孔loren

1 month ago

The Chinese government's true motive is to manipulate the information flow to citizens in rival countries, not to profit financially. Therefore, a ban based on security concerns is fully justified.

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RockthePock

1 month ago

I struggle to comprehend the reasoning behind the idea that Osama Bin Laden's brief education at Oxford implies US support or endorsement of his actions.

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T h e _ B o s s

1 month ago

Millennials who use TikTok often come across as willfully ignorant, refusing to consider alternative perspectives or factual information. They're more concerned with preserving their entertainment than engaging in meaningful discussions, and no amount of evidence can change their entrenched views.

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