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TikTok takes legal action to prevent Montana from outlawing the popular app

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According to a report, TikTok has taken legal action by filing a lawsuit in US federal court to block Montana’s plans to completely outlaw the well-known video-sharing app.

TikTok has challenged the prohibition, which is set to go into effect in 2024, on the grounds that it breaches the freedom of speech that is guaranteed by the constitution.

A TikTok spokesman expressed confidence in their legal case in a statement, citing solid precedents and evidence.

In order to protect the personal information of Montanans from the Chinese Communist Party, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed the ban into law on May 17.

TikTok takes legal action to halt Montana's app ban
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TikTok Makes Unfounded Speculation Claims

According to the lawsuit filed by TikTok, the authorities made these decisions based on unfounded rumors. Five TikTok users filed a second lawsuit asking a federal court to remove Montana’s ban on the app, arguing that it violates their free expression rights and that the state is abusing federally restricted national security authority by doing so.

In its case, TikTok asks the federal court to declare that Montana’s prohibition on the app is illegal and to issue an injunction to stop its enforcement.

By way of comparison, Montana cannot prohibit its citizens from using TikTok, according to the complaint brought by TikTok users, any more than it is permitted to prohibit a newspaper like the Wall Street Journal due to ownership or the content it publishes.

Due to worries that Chinese corporation ByteDance owns TikTok, the United States has expressed suspicion about the program.

Also read: Montana is the first US state to outlaw TikTok: If Apple, Google, or ByteDance stumble out, they will each be fined $10,000

Many US officials think TikTok might be influenced by Beijing and might even be used for espionage, according to one theory.

These worries have given rise to doubts regarding the platform’s security and user data protection. The US government has taken action, like as banning the app on government devices and urging more research into its possible hazards, despite TikTok’s denial of such claims.


Monica Green

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