Montana Formally Turns into First State To Ban TikTok

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte has formally banned TikTok within the state. The Governor shared that he signed into regulation the restriction on Wednesday.

The choice follows months of deliberation over whether or not or not TikTok needs to be banned within the U.S. In March, the Committee on International Funding within the U.S. (CFIUS) ordered mum or dad firm ByteDance to both promote its stakes in TikTok, threatening them with a ban. The identical month, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified earlier than Congress, answering questions similar to how the app verifies ages and the way it shops information.

“To guard Montanans’ private and personal information from the Chinese language Communist Celebration, I’ve banned TikTok in Montana,” Governor Gianforte wrote in a tweet.

“TikTok is only one app tied to overseas adversaries. At the moment I directed the state’s Chief Info Officer to ban any utility that gives private data or information to overseas adversaries from the state community.”

The Governor additionally instituted a ban on “social media functions tied to overseas adversaries,” naming Temu, WeChat and Telegram.

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Originally posted 2023-05-19 14:23:45.