The fate of Tik Tok has been decided today
The fate of the application of "TikTok", in the United States, is decided today during a hearing before a judge who is authorized to confirm or suspend the decision of President Donald Trump's administration to ban the widespread application in America as of this evening.
The hearing is being held in response to an urgent appeal filed by TikTok before Judge Carl Nichols in Washington.
The session will be watched by the business community and Beijing, which attaches great importance to the application and specifically its algorithm.
If the judge confirms Trump's decision to ban TikTok, it will no longer be downloaded in the United States from Sunday at 23.59 (Monday at 3.59 GMT), as it becomes impossible for current users to update it.
The judge can also grant an additional deadline for the application of short video recordings, which is widely popular and which has nearly 100 million users in the United States, similar to what happened a week ago to the Chinese "WeChat" application.
It is not unlikely that an agreement could be reached between the Trump administration and the parent company of TikTok, the Chinese ByteDance Group.
This week, "BiteDance" submitted an urgent petition to the Federal Court in Washington, confirming that the application ban violates the US Constitution.
The company explained that the ban on downloading will cause severe damage, while the application was gaining about 424,000 new US users per day at the beginning of the summer.
In early August, Trump signed a decree obliging "ByteDance" to sell the application to an American company, considering that "TikTok" poses a threat to "national security", as he has been accusing him for some time of spying on his users for Beijing, without providing any evidence of that.
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