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TikTok sues U.S. government

TikTok is suing the U.S. government, saying the law passed last month calling for the app’s Chinese-based owner to sell it or it will be banned in the U.S. is unconstitutional.

The U.S. government says TikTok poses a national security risk. TikTok and its parent company Byte Dance say the law violates the First Amendment.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with Gautam Hans, associate professor of law and associate director of the First Amendment Clinic at Cornell Law School.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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