Although the clock is ticking, pardon the pun, TikTok is not going down without a fight.
Per Bloomberg and Reuters, the video-sharing app and its Chinese parent company, Bytedance, filed a complaint in a Washington federal court on Friday aiming to block the Trump administration’s upcoming ban, which is set to take effect on Sept.
The ban, announced by the Commerce Department earlier that day, will prevent any new downloads or updates to the app in the U.S.
A grandmother has started a TikTok dance craze to encourage young people topractise social distancing. Margaret Hansard, 78, is staging what she calls a"nantervention" by trying to spread the message that young people who do notfollow the guidelines could be at risk of passing the coronavirus on to theirgrandparents. In the video, posted on her granddaughter Lucy's TikTok account,Mrs Hansard is seen performing actions to the song Supalonely by Benee, whilecaptions read: "I'm staging a Nantervention to get Hertfordshire's grandkidsto socialise safely... And protect your nans!"
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:59Published
Former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway failed to get in front of her own story on Friday. That's because her own daughter, Claudia Conway, broke the news on her TikTok account that her mother had tested positive for COVID-19. According to Business Insider, Kellyanne Conway confirmed the news in a tweet Friday. She described her symptoms as 'mild,' including a 'light cough,' and wrote she is feeling fine.
[NFA] With four days remaining in the U.S. presidential campaign, more than 9 million people have cast ballots in Texas, eclipsing total turnout from 2016, the Texas secretary of state's office said on Friday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Since Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency in 2016, relations with the EU have often been turbulent, not least over trade. Unreported Europe investigates how the outcome of the upcoming election may affect tariffs and taxes which have flown in either direction during the last four years. View on euronews
Credit: euronews (in English) Duration: 08:00Published
[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China's ByteDance to divest the video app. Emer McCarthy reports.