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U.S. appeals court dismisses government's appeal of TikTok ruling

U.S. appeals court dismisses government's appeal of TikTok ruling
U.S. appeals court dismisses government's appeal of TikTok ruling   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

WASHINGTON – A U.S. appeals court in Washington on Thursday dismissed the Justice Department’s legal challenges to court rulings that barred a Trump-era effort to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok.

The Justice Department on Monday asked two appeals courts to dismiss its appeals after President Joe Biden in June withdrew a series of executive orders issued by former President Donald Trump that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat, TikTok and other Chinese apps. Biden ordered a new review of the apps impact on U.S. users privacy.