TikTok content creators file lawsuit against Montana over first-in-nation law banning app

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The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Five TikTok content creators have filed a lawsuit to overturn a planned ban on the video sharing app in Montana.

They argued in a legal complaint filed in federal court in Missoula on Wednesday that the law is an unconstitutional violation of free speech rights. They also say the state doesn’t have authority over matters of national security.

Republican Governor Greg Gianforte signed the bill into law Wednesday and said it would protect Montana residents’ private data and personal information from being harvested by the Chinese government.

The ban is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2024.

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5/19/2023 9:06:01 AM (GMT -5:00)

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