‘Extraordinary And Unprecedented’: TikTok Sues Montana Over Statewide Ban

‘Extraordinary And Unprecedented’: TikTok Sues Montana Over Statewide Ban

TikTok filed a lawsuit against the state of Montana on Monday over a ban on the social media firm, contending that the new statute violates the First Amendment and the Commerce Clause.

Officials in Montana recently enacted a bill which prohibits app stores from making TikTok available for download in the state, a move which occurs as federal authorities contend that the platform, which is owned by Chinese technology firm ByteDance, may provide members of the Chinese Communist Party access to user data in the United States.

“The state has enacted these extraordinary and unprecedented measures based on nothing more than unfounded speculation,” said the lawsuit from TikTok, which was filed in federal court.

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Attorneys for TikTok contended that the prohibition violates the First Amendment since the law

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