FILE PHOTO: Illustration image of Tiktok with U.S. and Chinese language flags
(Reuters) – TikTok requested a U.S. choose on Wednesday to dam a Trump administration order that might require Apple Inc <AAPL.O> and Alphabet Inc’s Google <GOOGL.O> to take away the quick video-sharing app for brand new downloads beginning Sunday.
A federal choose in San Francisco on Saturday issued a preliminary injunction blocking an identical Commerce Division order from taking impact on Sunday on Tencent Holdings <0700.HK> WeChat app.
On Saturday, the division introduced a one-week delay within the TikTok order, citing “latest optimistic developments” in talks over the destiny of its U.S. operations.
(Reporting by David Shepardson; Modifying by Sandra Maler)