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US appeals court rejects Justice Dept's request for immediate ban on WeChat

The WeChat users said the ruling will avoid an "unprecedented shutdown of a major platform for communications relied on by millions of people in the United States

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By David Shepardson (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected a Justice Department request that it allow the government to immediately ban Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google from offering Tencent's WeChat for download in U.S. app stores. The three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said in a brief order the government had not demonstrated it would "suffer an imminent, irreparable injury during the pendency of this appeal, which is being expedited." On Friday, a U.S. judge in San Francisco rejected a Justice Department request to ...

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First Published: Tue, October 27 2020. 07:41 IST