Federal judge blocks Montana's TikTok ban

Posted on AllSides November 30th, 2023
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Aïda Amer/Axios

A federal judge on Thursday blocked Montana's ban of TikTok.

Why it matters: The law prohibiting the use of the Chinese-owned app in the state was due to take effect on Jan. 1.

The big picture: While a growing number of Republican-led states implemented TikTok bans on government-issued devices after the FBI warned of possible threats to national security, Montana was the first state to move to impose a statewide total ban on the app.

Driving the news: U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said in a preliminary injunction Thursday the...

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