Federal judge blocks Montana's TikTok ban
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...