TIKTOK: Judge Blocks Trump Ban of Downloads


The Trump administration's ban on downloads of TikTok from U.S. app stores has been temporarily blocked by a judge.

The end of the day Sunday had been the deadline set by the U.S. government to halt downloads of the video-sharing app from the Apple and Google app stores.

Yet before the ban went into effect, Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, granted an injunction against the order.

TikTok issued a statement that said, "We’re pleased that the court agreed with our legal arguments and issued an injunction preventing the implementation of the TikTok app ban. We will continue defending our rights for the benefit of our community and employees."

"At the same time, we will also maintain our ongoing dialogue with the government to turn our proposal, which the President gave his preliminary approval to last weekend, into an agreement,” the statement read. (CNBC)