TikTok has followed through on its promise to sue President Trump’s administration over its recent executive order setting a deadline for the app’s US operations to be sold or shut down. The lawsuit includes some important new figures on TikTok’s business globally, as well as in the US.
Globally, TikTok grew from 54.8 million monthly active users in January 2018 to 271.2 million by the end of that year, and then 507.6 million by the end of 2019. As of July 2020, TikTok had 689.2 million monthly active users worldwide.
Over that same timescale, TikTok’s US userbase has grown from 11.3 million monthly active users to 91.9 million, meaning that in July – as talk of a potential ban ramped up – the country accounted for nearly 13.3% of TikTok’s global total.
The filing also includes a figure for August, revealing that TikTok has passed the 100 million monthly active users milestone in the US.
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