Not at the moment: The US Division of Commerce is shifting the TikTok block

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The authorities confirmed this Thursday that they will "wait for new legal developments" for the time being.

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November
13, 2020

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

The US Department of Commerce confirmed Thursday that it will not enforce the TikTok Prohibition Ordinance for the time being and that "it will wait for new legal developments".

The popular video platform China has been criticized and threatened by the Donald Trump administration for alleged links to the Chinese government.

In a four-page document, U.S. trade authorities noted that the executive order that would block TikTok from this Thursday will not go into effect. ""

The department cited an injunction against the ban issued October 30 by Pennsylvania federal judge Wendy Beetlestone in response to a lawsuit filed by three tictokers.

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According to the judge, "the US government's own descriptions of the national security threat posed by the TikTok motion are hypothetical." As a result, it cannot be confirmed that the risk posed by the government outweighs the public interest.