Montana’s attorney general said he is hopeful that a pending statewide ban of TikTok he helped author could help set a legal precedent for a national ban on the social media platform.
Montana lawmakers are set to vote to pass a statewide ban of TikTok over its privacy breaches and affiliations with the Chinese Communist Party. The bill, known as SB 419
, was passed by the state Senate and is being considered by the House this week.
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Montana Republicans are hoping to be the first in the nation to pass an outright ban on TikTok, which also faces legislative threats in Congress. Critics, though, say the bill violates freedom of speech. But Attorney General Austin Knudsen said he is