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Appeals court to hear challenges to potential US TikTok ban on Sept. 16

By Thomson Reuters Jun 17, 2024 | 9:07 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Monday said it will hold oral arguments on Sept. 16 on legal challenges to a new law requiring China-based ByteDance to divest TikTok’s U.S. assets by Jan. 19 or face a ban.

On May 14, a group of TikTok creators filed suit to block the law that could ban the app used by 170 million Americans, saying it has had “a profound effect on American life” after TikTok and parent company ByteDance filed a similar lawsuit.

(Reporting by David Shepardson)