- TikTok on Sunday won a crucial court case stopping it from being immediately booted off US app stores.
- It’s a temporary reprieve, and company still faces future legal arguments ahead of a slated ban on November 12.
- Unsealed data shows why the reprieve was crucial — TikTok argued that Trump’s threats to ban the app had already dented its active user numbers.
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TikTok triumphed in a late-night judgment putting a stop to a US government ban on its app overnight in an extraordinary Sunday hearing in a Washington DC court, but it has been bruised by its battle with Trump.
The app was due to disappear from app stores on September 27 thanks to an order by the US Commerce Department, until district judge Carl Nichols decided otherwise. The judge’s legal opinion will be released later on Monday, but in the hearing he