WASHINGTON—TikTok Inc. asked a federal judge to stop the Trump administration from imposing a ban on the popular video-sharing app over national-security concerns.
In a court-filed injunction request Wednesday, TikTok lawyers told a D.C. district court judge that the U.S. government’s proposed ban violates constitutional provisions for free speech and due process.
“If the prohibitions are not enjoined, the harm to plaintiffs will be irreparable,” the company said.
Judge Carl J. Nichols set a hearing for Thursday morning to go over the request.
TikTok sued President Trump and the Commerce Department, which is in charge of implementing the ban, on Friday, its second legal challenge to the proposed measure. Wednesday’s measure built on that challenge, explicitly asking the judge to halt the ban, which followed an executive order from Mr. Trump on Aug. 6.