District Judge Carl Nichols issued a temporary injunction at the request of TikTok, which the White House has called a national security threat alleging that its Chinese parent firm is tied to the Beijing government.

A US federal judge late Sunday stop a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app TikTok.

 White House claims that its Chinese parent firm is tied to the Beijing government, district Judge Carl Nichols issued a temporary ban at the request of TikTok which the White House has called a national security threat.

The opinion was secure, so no reason for the decision was released in a one-page order by the court in Washington.

The Trump administration order to ban new downloads of the app from midnight but would allow the use of TikTok until November 12.

The judge opposes TikTok’s request to suspend the November 12 ban.

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