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TikTok is suing the US government for violating free speech protections

TikTok is fighting back, suing the United States government in a bid to stop a bill passed last month that seeks to force the app's Chinese owner to sell or face a ban. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals, argues that the bill violates constitutional protections for free speech. The lawsuit calls the law an “unprecedented violation” of the First Amendment. “For the first time in history, Congress has enacted a law that subjects a single, nominal speech platform to a permanent, nationwide ban,” TikTok writes in the lawsuit, “and prohibits any American from participating in a single online community of more than 1 billion people worldwide.” The company argues that invoking national security concerns is not a sufficient reason to limit free speech and that the burden is on the federal government to prove that the restriction is justified. Not […]
Source: News Beast

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