More troubles in sight for Donald Trump: after the lawsuit filed by TikTok, it is now up to WeChat to make his voice heard against the United States government. More than the voice of the company is that of part of the users, since the complaint is signed by the non-profit association WeChat Users Alliance that has nothing to do institutionally with the Chinese platform and with the parent company Tencent.
It doesn't matter, the intention is to cancel the order in which the US President ousted the service from American soil, accusing WeChat of stealing users' personal data and sharing it with the Communist Party of Beijing. In the filings filed with the United States District Court, Northern District of California, the violation of the First Amendment and the right to free speech is expressly mentioned. It is the most used app by the Chinese of America, the one that allows them to keep in touch with friends and family and to "participate in political discussions". And as already expressed by TikTok, also in this case the fact that the ban was imposed from above is denounced, without a regular trial.
The first goal is to block the order signed by Trump, even if only temporarily. This would allow WeChat to continue operating in the United States pending a due process. And taking time would mean preparing the defense in the best possible way and, above all, hoping that in the meantime the White House changes tenants. Who knows that Biden may not turn out anymore soft against both WeChat and TikTok.
It is also true, however, that the ban has been imposed for national security reasons, bringing into play the International Emergency Powers Act and the National Emergencies Act. Translated, under certain conditions serious danger the President of the United States has extensive powers, making any counterattack attempt almost useless.
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