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US judge asks Trump administration to delay TikTok download ban

Block on app kicks in Sunday, but court says it needs more time

TikTok said in its injunction that U.S. prohibitions ‘were not motivated by a genuine national security.'   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- A federal judge in Washington asked the Trump administration on Thursday to consider postponing the looming ban on downloads of the popular video-sharing app TikTok.

TikTok filed a request for a preliminary injunction to a Washington district court on Wednesday, arguing the administration's ban on U.S. users from downloading the app, which is set to take effect Sunday, "dramatically exceed" the Department of Commerce and U.S. President Donald Trump's power under the U.S. law.

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