Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tech News

Eight TikTok creators file their own suit against the divest-or-ban law

Photo illustration of the Capitol building under the TikTok logo with a slash through it.
Cath Virginia / The Verge | Photos from Getty Images

Eight TikTok creators are suing to stop a law that would ban the app unless its Chinese parent company divests it, arguing that the measure would strip them of their livelihoods and creative outlets.

The suit is similar to the company’s own challenge to the law in that it leans on First Amendment arguments, calls lawmakers’ concerns around the app speculative, and recalls that courts have blocked other methods of banning TikTok, including former President Donald Trump’s executive order and a Montana state law. But while the company’s suit details the alleged impracticality of separating TikTok from its owner ByteDance, the creators’ suit focuses squarely on how their own speech could be impacted if TikTok went away.

While the court is l…

Continue reading…

You May Also Like

Tech News

How the “Add to Chromebook” badge looks like on websites. | Image: Google Google is making a new “Add to Chromebook” badge that’s designed...

Editor's Pick

Colin Grabow Some members of Congress believe that US servicemembers suffer from an excess of choice in the boots they use—and they’ve got the...

Tech News

Illustration by Carlo Cadenas / The Verge A security lapse could let millions of college students do free laundry, thanks to one company. That’s...

Tech News

Image: Samar Haddad / The Verge As video games and movies become more immersive, it may start to become apparent what sensations are missing...