Chinese video-sharing social networking app TikTok, on Tuesday, filed a petition in a Washington court asking to stop an order from President Donald Trump’s administration that seeks to ban the application in the United States, reported AFP.
The app is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, which is facing a Thursday deadline to restructure ownership of the app in the United States to meet US security concerns.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, TikTok has said that it had asked the administration for a 30-day extension because it was “facing continual new requests and no clarity on whether our proposed solutions would be accepted” but it had not been granted.
In summer this year, the president said that he will ban TikTok and signed a set of orders against the platform.
One of the orders demanded ByteDance to sell its US TikTok operations within 90 days, citing national security concerns. The company also faced another order that would ban the app from the country by the same date.
However, on October 30, a Pennsylvania judge issued an injunction temporarily blocking the order aimed at banning the app.
Trump has accused the popular video-sharing app of stealing the data of American users and transferring it to China, which the company denies.
After negotiations with various US businesses, ByteDance and TikTok proposed creating a new company with IT company Oracle as a technology partner and retail giant Walmart as a business partner.
TikTok has more than 100 million users in the United States.