TikTok has scheduled to sue the Trump administration over recent President Trump's executive order on Thursday that targeted the Chinese-owned app, a person with direct knowledge of the pending complaint told NPR.

Iran PressAmerica: NPR's source said that the wildly popular video app could file the lawsuit as early as Tuesday, adding it will be filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of California, where the company's American headquarters is located.

Trump's executive order basically forces the Chinese tech company ByteDance, which owns TikTok, to sell the app within 45 days or see the app banned in the US.

"The spread in the United States of mobile applications developed and owned by companies in the People's Republic of China continues to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States," the executive order states. "At this time, action must be taken to address the threat posed by one mobile application, in particular, TikTok."

The White House has grown increasingly wary of TikTok, with the administration claiming that TikTok is selling American user data to the Chinese government. TikTok has repeatedly said that it would never do this.

"It's based on pure speculation and conjecture," the source told NPR. "The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that has been kicking around."


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