On Friday, TikTok issued a formal statement regarding the lawsuit. The company plans to “pursue all remedies available to us in order to ensure that the rule of law is not discarded and that our company and our users are treated fairly – if not by the Administration, then by the US courts.”
While China is hedging their bets on a favorable ruling by U.S. courts, it is totally possible they will walk away empty handed as American public opinion towards China continues to shift.
Besides vehemently defending TikTok, China has been dealt a series of PR blows with claims of genocide, controversial national security laws, and the bungled handling of the coronavirus pandemic which many have argued China is the source of.
Microsoft could quite possibly come to a deal with ByteDance before this reaches the courts.
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