TikTok spokesman, Josh Gartner, said in a statement that the Trump Administration paid no attention to the ''constructive solution'' that the company has been offering, and instead tried to ''insert itself into negotiations between private businesses.''.
TikTok decided to challenge the administration's executive order through the judicial system after being left with no other choice as according to the company, it is aimed at treating its users fairly.
Trump announced his plan to ban TikTok in the U.S. and signed the executive order on 6 August that demanded the blocking of all transactions with ByteDance as TikTok's U.S. operations were deemed as a national security threat. This was followed by another executive order that the President signed on 14 August, which gave ByteDance 90 days to either spin off or sell TikTok in the country.
Meanwhile, Microsoft and ByteDance have been in talks about Microsoft acquiring TikTok's U.S. operations and Twitter showed interest in acquiring TikTok as well. Microsoft is expected to finalize its decision by 15 September at least.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote in blog post earlier this month that reads “Microsoft fully appreciates the importance of addressing the President’s concerns. It is committed to acquiring TikTok subject to a complete security review and providing proper economic benefits to the United States, including the United States Treasury.”