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Trump admin to 'vigorously defend' TikTok executive order after judge blocks ban: Commerce Dept.
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The Commerce Department will comply with a federal judge's decision to delay the administration's TikTok download ban for now but will continue to pursue its implementation, the department said in a statement on Sunday night.
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"The E.O. is fully consistent with the law and promotes legitimate national security interests," the Commerce Department said. "The government will comply with the injunction and has taken immediate steps to do so, but intends to vigorously defend the E.O. and the secretary’s implementation efforts from legal challenges."
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The ruling followed an emergency hearing Sunday morning in which lawyers for TikTok argued that the administration's app-store ban would infringe on First Amendment rights and do irreparable harm to the business.
TikTok will "continue defending our rights for the benefit of our community and employees," a TikTok spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday night.