[Global Web Report]”U.S. judge blocks Commerce Department’s TikTok order”, Reuters just reported on this topic that on October 30, local time, Judge Wendy Bitstone of the U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania blocked an order The Commerce Department order, originally scheduled to take effect on November 12. According to US media, the ban prohibits (US companies) from conducting technology transactions with TikTok.
According to the report, Bitstone issued a temporary injunction order. While the case is being heard in court, the U.S. Department of Commerce must not enforce an injunction that prohibits TikTok from providing data storage, content delivery and other technology transactions to TikTok’s U.S. operations.
In its ruling, Bitstone said the order “would effectively shut down within the United States a platform used by approximately 700 million people around the world for their expressive activities. More than 100 million of these TikTok users are in the United States, and at least 5,000 of them per day 10,000 U.S. users are using the app”.
The Commerce Department did not immediately respond to the ruling, the report said.
According to previous media reports, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on September 27 to suspend the implementation of the U.S. government’s executive order to remove TikTok from the U.S. mobile app store. Previously, the U.S. Department of Commerce decided to ban TikTok from downloading and updating in the U.S. app store from September 20, and would ban TikTok from providing services in the United States from November 12.
In response to the U.S. government’s suppression of Chinese technology companies, including TikTok, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that the U.S. policy and attempted measures have nothing to do with national security, but rather the slaughter and bullying of Chinese companies It is essentially a government coercive transaction and a blatant denial of the market economy principles and fair competition principles that the US has always advertised. Hua Chunying emphasized that, in fact, for a period of time, the United States has generalized the concept of national security, abused its national power, and carried out various disgraceful suppression of certain Chinese companies without any real evidence, showing what the world has shown. Call it blatant bullying. Some people in the U.S. also call the U.S. behavior a “digital gunboat” policy. But times have changed, and China is now capable of taking all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies.