TikTok is suing Donald Trump after he used executive power to attack the service, where hundreds of users have mocked his presidency.
“TikTok sued the U.S. government on Monday, accusing the Trump administration of depriving it of due process when President Trump used his emergency economic powers to issue an executive order that will block the app from doing transactions in the country,” the New York Times reported.
TikTok has been the main source for mocking videos of Trump from users like comedian Sarah Cooper, who was recently featured at the Democratic Convention.
Claudia Conway, the teenage daughter of Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, has also used TikTok to make accusations against her mother and to attack Donald Trump.
“We feel we have no choice but to take action to protect our rights, and the rights of our community and employees,” TikTok says in its lawsuit. “Our more than 1,500 employees across the U.S. pour their hearts into building this platform every day.”
TikTok said in its suit it plans to hire 10,000 workers across 8 states.