TikTok ban delayed in the US

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The US government has announced it will delay a ban on TikTok.

The restrictions were supposed to come into force on Thursday 12 November. This would have stopped the app from being downloaded in the US.

However, the US commerce department said it was delaying the ban “pending further legal developments”.

It followed a court ruling, from September, where three TikTokers had argued the app should be allowed to operate in America.

The video-sharing app is one of the fastest-growing social platforms in the world. TikTok has been downloaded more than two billion times globally.

TikTok has faced restrictions in the US because of national security concerns about the app, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance.

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