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Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

TikTok users sued the USA

A group of TikTok creators have joined the legal fight to prevent the app from being banned in the US. Eight users sued the US government in an attempt to block legislation requiring TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, to sell the service. filed a lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims that the “Protecting Americans from the Controlled Practices of Foreign Enemies Act” is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment rights of content creators affiliated with the platform.

The lawsuit states: “People found their voices, gathered a significant audience, made new friends, and encountered new and different ways of thinking; It's all thanks to TikTok's new way of hosting, organizing, and disseminating conversation. “The law's ban on TikTok threatens to deprive them and the rest of the country of these distinctive means of expression and communication.”

TikTok reapplies a successful formula

The lawsuit comes a week after TikTok filed its own lawsuit against the government. According to the news of The Washington Post; The company is covering the legal costs of the creators involved in the latest lawsuit.

It's worth remembering that this strategy has worked in the past. A group of TikTok users based in Montana sued the state last year for its statewide ban attempt and managed to block the ban. The law office representing users in Montana has also assumed the representation of eight users who filed the current lawsuit.

Danish Kapoor