Back on August 6, US President Trump Trump issued two Executive Orders that outlined separate bans on TikTok, a Chinese-owned social app. According to these orders, they were to take effect within 45 days after being signed, meaning TikTok would either have go be sold to a US company, or get banned in the US.
According to TechCrunch:
“TikTok has won another battle in its fight against the Trump administration’s ban of its video-sharing app in the U.S. — or, more accurately in this case, the TikTok community won a battle. On Friday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania issued an injunction that blocked the restrictions that would have otherwise blocked TikTok from operating in the U.S. on November 12.”
This particular was won, not by TikTok, but the video creators, which included plaintiff Douglas Marland who has 2.7 million followers on the app, Alec Chambers with 1.8 million followers; and Cosette Rinab has 2.3 million followers.
“The creators argued — successfully as it turns out — that they would lose access to their followers in the event of a ban, as well as the “professional opportunities afforded by TikTok.” In other words, they’d lose their brand sponsorships — meaning, their income.”