Tik Tok is reportedly is suing the Trump administration after the president signed an executive order stating that he would ban the app from the United States unless it is sold within 90 days.
"We do not take suing the government lightly; however, we feel we have no choice but to take action to protect our rights, and the rights of our community and employees," Tik Tok said in its suit. "Our more than 1,500 employees across the U.S. pour their hearts into building this platform every day," the company said.
Trump cited national security concerns as the reason. The U.S. is not the first country to ban the app. India has already banned the app. Japan, the UK, and Australia are all considering imposing a ban on the app.
TikTok noted that Trump's executive order under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act ignored the company's efforts to prove it doesn't share data with the Chinese government and isn't a national security threat, according to CNBC.