Judge blocks Trump administration order to remove WeChat from app stores

The judge early Sunday stopped the Commerce Department from requiring Apple and Alphabet’s Google to remove the Chinese-owned messaging app.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to the merits of the First Amendment claim, the balance of hardships tips in the plaintiffs’ favor.”

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