TikTok CEO says fight over ban will head to court: 'We aren't going anywhere'

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TikTok CEO Shou Chew said Wednesday that the company would go to court to try to remain online in the United States.

In a video posted on the app, Chew denounced a potential ban signed into law by President Joe Biden. The law has a built-in delay of nine months, giving TikTok’s Beijing-based parent company, ByteDance, a chance to sell the app rather than face a nationwide prohibition.

“Rest assured, we aren’t going anywhere,” Chew said in the two-minute video posted to TikTok’s main corporate account.

“We are confident and we will keep fighting for your rights in the courts. The facts and the Constitution are on our side, and we expect to prevail,” he said.