Montanas TikTok lockdown law is set to expand to other

Montana’s TikTok lockdown law is set to expand to other social networks

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has asked local lawmakers to amend a law that would ban TikTok outright statewide for the first time in the United States. The head of the region wants to extend his action to other foreign social networks and remove responsibility for distributing these applications from app stores.

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Earlier, the Montana legislature passed legislation that would ban the distribution of the TikTok app in the state. The document goes through the process of submitting it to the governor for signature, who will choose one of three options: veto the law, sign it, or do nothing — in the latter case, the document becomes law in 10 days.

It has been speculated that the bill, in its current state, will encounter legal hurdles on several fronts: its compliance with the First Amendment (freedom of speech), rules on interstate commerce and misdemeanor laws – the latter of which prevent a person from being found guilty without a trial to become.

However, the governor was puzzled by other details of the bill and suggested making some changes to it. First, expand its impact to all social networks that transfer data to countries considered potential adversaries in the United States. Secondly, to relieve Apple and Google of responsibility for the proliferation of applications of such platforms in the state – previously this was punishable by a fine of $ 10,000 for each day of violation. The law is scheduled to come into force on January 1, 2024.


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