The US federal court will rule on the ban on the short video sharing application TickTalk on the eve of next month’s presidential election.
The British broadcaster BBC reported that Judge Carlos Nicholas of the Columbia District Court in the US capital, Washington, would deliver the final verdict on the tick-tock issue.
Judge Carlos Nichols suspended the president’s order in a Sept. 28 ruling last month, announcing a Sept. 27 ban on tick-tock downloads.
The U.S. government banned the Chinese application VChat from September 20 and ordered the download of Tik Tak from September 27, while the government also announced a ban on the use of Tik Tak from November 12.
However, the US court suspended the government’s decision and allowed the download of Tik Tak and now the court will issue further orders on the issue on November 4, the day after the presidential election.
The United States will hold presidential elections on November 3 and the government has announced a ban on the use of tick-tock since November 12, but the court will make a landmark decision on the Chinese application on November 4.
A U.S. court has ruled that the lawsuit was settled out of court.
TuckTalk filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court in August, after Donald Trump threatened VChat and TuckTuck on August 7, saying he was a threat to U.S. national security, and that he would confiscate his U.S. assets within 45 days. Sell to an American company, otherwise they will be banned.
However, Donald Trump later extended their term by another 45 days, giving them until November to sell their US assets, but Tuck Tuck had gone to court against the president’s decision.
TuckTalk, on the other hand, had contracted with software companies Oracle and Wal-Mart to look after US affairs, but the deal is yet to be finalized.
Under the agreement between Tik Tak and US companies, a new company will be formed which will look at the data of US users of Tik Tak and Donald Trump has also indicated that he will approve the agreement.