US justice dept. appeals WeChat ban decision

Friday, 02. October 2020 18:44

United States Justice Department confirmed on Friday it is appealing a judge’s verdict on banning the government from excluding tech giants Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google from enabling the Chinese social network WeChat app to be downloaded in app stores.

The government said it was appealing to the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals the September 19 preliminary junction issued by US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler that barred the US Commerce Department order that would also block different US transactions with Tencent Holding’s WeChat making the app unavailable in America.

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