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TikTok Sues Montana

May 26, 2023

Cites First Amendment


The state of Montana thinks they can ban TikTok within their borders. They passed a law saying no TikTok allowed, and they want to slap TikTok and those app stores with massive fines. Ten grand per violation, per day! 


TikTok isn't taking this lying down. They're suing Montana, and they’ve got a point. They're saying this law violates the First Amendment. And you know what? The ACLU agrees with them. Free speech advocates know what's up.


Now, let's see what the Montana governor's got to say about this. Maybe they're realizing how ridiculous this whole thing is.


But here's the rub. TikTok is owned by a Chinese company, ByteDance. And we've been hearing all these national security concerns. Calls for bans and divestment at the federal level. But even if they pass these laws, who knows if they can even enforce them?


It's a mess. We got states trying to ban apps, federal concerns about national security, and companies fighting back for their First Amendment rights. Stay tuned as we follow this battle between TikTok and the state of Montana to see who comes out on top.



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