Earlier this month, a second federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to ban TikTok. On Monday, the Department of Justice appealed the injunction, citing national security concerns and arguing that the video-sharing app could supply personal data from TikTok’s 100 million U.S. users to the Chinese government.

Since Trump’s executive order, Bytedance (TikTok’s parent company) has been negotiating a deal with the government that would shift TikTok’s U.S. assets to a U.S. company. No deals have been announced.

Interestingly, the deadline for the ban has come and gone, but so far, the U.S. government has decided not to enforce Trump’s executive order. President-elect Biden has previously said that TikTok is “a matter of genuine concern,” but it is unclear how the incoming Biden administration is planning to handle this issue.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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