TikTok could be banned from being distributed by U.S. app stores this Sunday if the US takes the case to a hearing this weekend.
On Thursday, district judge Carl Nichols told the U.S. government to either delay a ban, or file their response to TikTok’s complaints against the ban by Friday afternoon U.S. time. If the latter happens, there will be a hearing on the weekend before the ban is set to come into effect.
The US maintains that TikTok, which is in talks with Oracle regarding handing cloud provision, represents a national security threat because American user data could be sent back to China. This is a claim that TikTok has repeatedly denied.