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TikTok Ban Justified By Concerns Over Data, Montana Argues

Posted on AllSides August 21st, 2023

Montana's ban on the Chinese-owned TikTok is justified by concerns about residents' data, the state attorney general says in a new court filing. “Montana’s police power comfortably lets it regulate ... products or practices that, in Montana’s judgment, impose unjustifiable consumer harms,” Attorney General Austin Knudsen says in papers filed Friday with U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula. He contends that even though people use the app for speech and other purposes protected by the First Amendment, the ban is warranted due to “harms inseparable from TikTok’s data-harvesting...

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