US Judge Protects Free Speech Rights by Blocking TikTok Ban in Montana

Montana’s ban on TikTok was set to start on January 1, 2024 but was blocked by a judge one month before. The ban overstepped state power and violated users’ constitutional rights according to the judge. The ban was based on claims that the Chinese app would share US users’ data with the Chinese government. ByteDance, TikTok’s owner, denied this claim. No other US state had passed a similar bill to ban TikTok. The outcome of Montana’s case may impact TikTok’s future in the rest of the country.