Which U.S. State Just Banned TIK TOK?

The statewide banning of TIK TOK starts January 1st as signed by Governor Gianforte

  • Montana has become the first state in the U.S. to ban TikTok.
  • Gov. Greg Gianforte signed off on the bill on Wednesday.
  • The ban will not punish TikTok users, but rather app stores and TikTok itself – with fines up $10,000 per day for allowing the app to be downloaded or accessed.
  • Montana Governor Greg Gianforte posted; “The Chinese Communist Party using TikTok to spy on Americans, violate their privacy, and collect their personal, private, and sensitive information is well-documented. Today, Montana takes the most decisive action of any state to protect Montanans’ private data and sensitive personal information from being harvested by the Chinese Communist Party.”
  • The ban is the first of its kind in the U.S. and is expected to face legal challenges from both TikTok and the ACLU.
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Susan Saunders 5/18/23