TikTok has threatened legal action against the United States of America after Donald Trump ordered firms to stop doing business with the Chinese app within 45 days.
Nelsdaily.com reported that the US President had threatened to ban TikTok in the US, citing national security concerns, and the company is now in talks to sell its American business to Microsoft.
The Trump administration claims that the Chinese government has access to user information gathered by TikTok, which the company has denied.
The company has said it is “shocked” by this executive order from the US President.
TikTok also said it would “pursue all remedies available” to “ensure the rule of law is not discarded”.
Mr Trump issued a similar order against China’s WeChat in a major escalation in Washington’s stand-off with Beijing.
WeChat’s owner, Tencent, said: “We are reviewing the executive order to get a full understanding”.