TikTok sues Montana over controversial state ban

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On Monday, TikTok sued Montana over a brand new legislation that may ban the app statewide subsequent 12 months.

The lawsuit comes lower than every week after Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed SB 419, the primary state invoice to ban the favored video app. The legislation, set to enter impact January 2024, would prohibit TikTok from working “inside the territorial jurisdiction of Montana” and would pressure cell app shops to make the app unavailable for obtain inside the state.

“We’re difficult Montana’s unconstitutional TikTok ban to guard our enterprise and the a whole lot of 1000’s of TikTok customers in Montana,” Brooke Oberwetter, TikTok spokesperson, stated in an announcement Monday. “We imagine our authorized problem will prevail based mostly on an exceedingly sturdy set of…

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