As you might imagine, after a law was passed to ban or force the sale of TikTok, TikTok and its parent company ByteDance filed a lawsuit to contest it. The law aims to address national security concerns by eliminating Chinese ownership of the app, which has 170 million American users. The lawsuit argues that the law violates free speech rights and claims it is impossible to sell the app by the given deadline. No surprise as they seek court orders to prevent our government from banning the app, arguing the sale conditions cannot be met, especially since the Chinese government would not allow a divestment that affects the app’s core technology.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance sued in U.S. federal court on Tuesday seeking to block a law signed by President Joe Biden that would force the divestiture of the short video app used by 170 million Americans or ban it. The companies filed their lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, arguing that the law violates the U.S. Constitution on a number of grounds including running afoul of First Amendment free speech protections. The law, signed by Biden on April 24, gives ByteDance until Jan. 19 to sell TikTok or face a ban.