US judge allows WeChat in app stores past Sunday

Sunday, 20. September 2020 15:22

United States California Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler has blocked on Sunday the order made by the Commerce Department which requires that Apple Inc. and Google LLC remove WeChat from their app stores today.

WeChat users who filed a lawsuit "showed serious questions going to the merits of the First Amendment claim, the balance of hardships tips in the plaintiffs' favor," Beeler explained in the ruling.

The news comes after TikTok reached an agreement with Oracle Corp. to create new company TikTok Global and prevent the video-sharing app from being banned in the US.

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