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US-China tensions

TikTok takes Trump to court with powerful Washington law firm

'Unconstitutional' ban denies due process and stifles speech, app maker argues

ByteDance has only weeks left to sell TikTok's operations in the U.S. before the wildly popular short-video app is shut out.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- TikTok filed suit Monday against President Donald Trump's executive order that will soon bar transactions in the U.S. with the popular short-video app and its Chinese parent, ByteDance.

A complaint filed in a California federal court calls the executive order "unlawful and unconstitutional" for reasons including violating the U.S. Constitution's protections for due process of law and freedom of speech.

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