US will 'vigorously defend' TikTok executive order despite ruling


By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S Commerce Department said on Sunday it would "vigorously defend" an executive order that seeks to bar transactions with Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok after a federal judge halted the action. U.

S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone on Friday blocked the Commerce Department order set to take effect on Nov. 12 that would have effectively barred ByteDance-owned TikTok from operating in the United States. The Commerce Department said on Sunday it would "comply.....

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