Insufficient evidence of threat security! U.S. court rejects U.S. government's request to remove WeChat



 


the United States had previously requested that applications developed by Chinese companies such as WeChat, the overseas version of WeChat, be removed for threats to national security. However, the latest news shows that the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, California rejected the U.S. Department of Justice's application and upheld the temporary injunction last month, which prohibits the removal of the instant messaging tool WeChat from app stores in the United States. 



The U.S. District Court of San Francisco, California, Judge Laurel Biller stated that these restrictions "(brought) far exceed the pressure required to promote the legitimate interests of the government", and cannot "provide the Chinese and Chinese American communities." Provide any feasible alternative platforms or applications".

Biller also said that the evidence submitted by the U.S. government did not change the court’s previous view, and the evidence of WeChat’s alleged threat to U.S. security was clearly insufficient. 

With the US ending its restrictions on Tencent's WeChat, WeChat does not need to be removed from the US.

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