the mountain This Wednesday First US state to ban TikTokThe law, which takes effect next year, is fueling debate about the impact and safety of the popular video app.
The ban was signed into law by Governor Greg Gianforte and will take effect Legal evidence for national prohibition on platformIt’s something Congressmen in Washington hear a lot.
“TikTok does not operate within the territorial jurisdiction of Montana”A copy of the newly created law reads on the state website.
“Whenever a user accesses TikTok and gains the ability to access it is considered a violation of the law. TikTok Or get the ability to download TikTok” and Each violation carries a fine of $10,000 It happens every day.
Under this Act, Apple and Google should remove TikTok from their app storesExposure to potential daily fines.
The result is almost certain They will challenge through lawsuits.
Political leaders in the state “in the name of anti-Chinese sentiment have trampled on the free speech rights of hundreds of thousands of Montanans who use the app to express themselves, gather information and grow their small businesses,” said director Keegan Medrano. Policy at the Montana headquarters of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
The ban will come into effect in 2024.But if there is, it will be reversed TikTok An acquisition by a company from a country not designated as a “foreign enemy” by the United States, the law says.