WeChat users group files lawsuit against US President Trump

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

24th Aug, 2020. 12:38 am

Application WeChat users group is filing a case against Trump for his order of banning transactions with the app. However, the group is not affiliated with WeChat or its owner but wants to stop Trump’s order.

The group believes that the US President’s decision is unconstitutional as it violates users’ right to freedom of speech.

The lawsuit states,

“It is the primary app Chinese-speakers in the U.S. use to participate in social life by connecting with loved ones, sharing special moments, arguing ideas, receiving up-to-the-minute news, and participating in political discussions and advocacy. It has become essential to the conduct of daily life for its users, many of whom regularly spend hours each day on the app.”

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier in August, US President Donald Trump signed executive orders according to which the US firms must stop doing business with TikTok and WeChat within 45 days.

President Trump said that he signed the orders to “protect our national security”.

He said that he has found “additional steps must be taken to deal with the national emergency with respect to the information and communications technology and services supply chain”.

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