TikTok interim CEO Vanessa Pappas has called on Facebook and Instagram to support an attempt to appeal the decision to block the social network in the United States in court. The message was posted on Pappas' Twitter page.
Pappas said the upcoming U.S. ban on TikTok will harm not only the Chinese company but the entire industry.
вЂњWe invite Facebook and Instagram to openly support our claim. We must now forget about our competition to focus on core principles such as freedom of speech and compliance with legal procedures, вЂќ Pappas said.
The decision of US President Donald Trump to restrict the activities of some Chinese companies in the US will take effect on September 20. Apple and Google will then have to remove TikTok from US app stores.
The US government says ByteDance and other Chinese companies pose a threat to US national security but does not provide any evidence. The TikTok administration is trying to challenge this decision in court.