TikTok has won its latest round against the Trump administration, getting a temporary injunction against the administration’s looming ban.
A ban that would have stopped individuals from downloading TikTok in the US was set to go into effect Sunday at 11:59 PM. TikTok filed for an injunction to prevent that from happening, with a judge granting it with only hours to spare.
TikTok has been at the center of ongoing drama as US officials have accused it of being a national security threat. The US has been pushing for a deal that would see US operations taken over by a company not under Chinese control. While Oracle, in conjunction with Walmart, were able to come to terms with TikTok’s parent ByteDance, it remains to be seen if the deal will receive final approval.
ByteDance has stated that majority ownership and board control will remain China-based. China has also taken issue with the US trying to force a sale of TikTok. Any of these factors could ultimately derail existing plans.
In the short term, however, it appears TikTok has received a new, albeit it temporary, lease on life.