TikTok has threatened to sue the US President Donald Trump after he signs a decree to combat the threat posed by the app.
Earlier, the head of state gave 45 days to terminate any transactions in the country with the Chinese company ByteDance, which owns a service for watching short videos.
Trump believes that misinformation can be spread through TikTok, and also suspected that the company could transfer information about users to the Chinese authorities.
“We have made it very clear that we have never passed on the data of our users to the government. We even expressed our willingness to completely sell our business in the US to an American company,” said representatives of the social network.
The company noted that they spent about a year trying to negotiate with the authorities, but they did not want to compromise. In addition, TikTok has accused the US government of violating legal procedures and meddling in private business.
The company stressed that the presidential decree undermines the credibility of compliance with laws in the United States, and also challenges the concept of freedom of expression and the open market.