Montana TikTok ban draws multiple court challenges
May 31, 2023
Less than a week after Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill that will ban Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok in Montana, the newly minted law has already drawn court challenges, one filed last week by a group of users and a second, filed Monday, by the company itself.
Both lawsuits, filed in federal district court in Missoula, argue that the ban tramples on free speech rights and also oversteps by injecting state government into a national security issue. The plaintiffs ask the federal court to declare the law unconstitutional and issue an order preventing the state from enforcing it....