Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., has temporarily granted a preliminary injunction to the Chinese-owned app TikTok on Sunday.
The ban on TikTok downloading in the United States was supposed to take effect on September 27. The decision was made four hours before the ban was to take effect. Now, ByteDance Ltd has more time to get approval from U.S. and Chinese authorities for a pending deal with Oracle and Walmart Inc.
However, judge Carl Nichols has so far rejected a petition for a similar ban on the authorities' decision to restrict the country's social media platform’s work from November 12.
The U.S. Commerce Department noted that they would obey the court decision, but at the same time, they would take all possible measures to comply with the decree banning any transactions with ByteDance, which owns TikTok. Recall that on August 6, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a decree blocking TikTok in the United States if the service isn’t sold to an American company within 45 days.
Earlier, it was announced that the application of the Chinese social network TikTok became the most downloaded in August. It has been downloaded over 63 million times. Most of all, users in Indonesia were interested in the platform. App downloads from this country make up 11% of the total number of installations, and 9% come from Brazil.