TikTok’s Disingenuous Lawsuit

(Illustration: Dado Ruvic/Reuters)
It’s peddling the same dubious claims it has been making for months.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T ikTok, the besieged video-sharing app, is taking the U.S. government to court over President Trump’s decision to issue an executive order that bans the app after September 20. On Monday, the company’s lawyers filed a lawsuit, alleging that the U.S. government issued the order in an overly broad claim of the president’s national-security powers.

Of course, all of this might be moot if TikTok — which is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese tech company — is acquired by American investors. The app has faced bipartisan criticism in recent months, as people have worried that it might give Americans’ data to the

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