She said The US Department of Justice on Friday: It will appeal a judge’s decision to prevent the government from preventing Apple and Google from providing the Chinese instant messaging app (WeChat) WeChat For download in US app stores.
The government said: It will appeal to the Ninth US Court of Appeals the preliminary decision issued by US Magistrate Laurel Piller on September 19, 2020. The injunction prohibited the US Commerce Department order, which would also prevent other US transactions with WeChat. Subsidiary of Tencent, which may render the application unusable in the United States.
The Justice Department said earlier: The Biller order was a mistake and “allows for the continuous and unrestricted use of WeChat, a mobile phone application that the Executive Branch has determined poses a threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”
Lawyers for the US App Users Alliance, the group behind the legal challenge to the WeChat ban, had earlier questioned the urgency of the government’s request for Beller to prove its ruling.
Piller said users of WeChat who filed a lawsuit “have demonstrated serious questions regarding the merits of a First Amendment claim.” And the first amendment to the US Constitution guarantees freedom of expression.
Analytics firm Apptopia said in early August that WeChat had an average of 19 million daily active users in the United States. It is common among Chinese and American students living in China, and some Americans who have personal or business ties in China.
It is reported that the application is a comprehensive mobile application that combines the capabilities of instant messaging, social networking, payment, in addition to other services. The so-called super app is essential for daily life in China, with more than 1 billion users.
It is noteworthy that on Sunday a US judge in Washington issued a similar preliminary injunction to stop the removal of the short video sharing application (TikTok) from US app stores.