Defi­ant Tik­Tok CEO says app ‘isn’t going any­where’ after Biden signs law to force sale

Defiant TikTok CEO says app ‘isn’t going anywhere’ after Biden signs law to force sale

TikTok’s chief exec­u­tive vowed Wednes­day that the plat­form would not be going any­where in the wake of leg­is­la­tion signed into law by Pres­i­dent Joe Biden that would ban or force a sale of the pop­u­lar video app.
“Rest assured — we aren’t going any­where,” CEO Shou Zi Chew said in a video post­ed on the plat­form after Biden signed the leg­is­la­tion that requires ByteDance, the Chi­nese par­ent com­pa­ny, to divest from Tik­Tok or face a ban. “We are con­fi­dent and we will keep fight­ing for your rights in the courts.”

Com­pa­ny offi­cials said they plan to pur­sue a legal chal­lenge to block the leg­is­la­tion, which sets a Jan. 19, 2025, dead­line for the sale, one day before Biden’s first term as pres­i­dent is over. Tik­Tok is set to chal­lenge the bill on First Amend­ment grounds.
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