TikTok sues US government as it tries to block law that could ban app

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TikTok is suing the US government over a law that seeks to force the app's Chinese owner ByteDance to sell it within nine months or ban its use in America. The popular video-sharing platform is trying to block the recently passed bill, arguing it violates the US constitution, including the first amendment which protects free speech. The bill, officially known as the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, was signed by President Joe Biden on 24 April and gives TikTok's Chinese parent company ByteDance until 19 January next year to sell the app to another company or face...