Skip to comments.Montana becomes the first state to ban TikTok
Posted on 05/17/2023 6:44:15 PM PDT by Morgana
HELENA — Montana has become the first state to sign into law legislation banning Tiktok from operating within their borders, with Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signing Senate Bill 419 into law on Wednesday. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2024.
In a press release, Gianforte said he signed the bill to “protect Montanas’ person, private, and sensitive data” from being gathered by China.
“The Chinese Communist Party using TikTok to spy on Americans, violate their privacy, and collect their personal, private, and sensitive information is well-documented,” Gianforte said. “Today, Montana takes the most decisive action of any state to protect Montanans’ private data and sensitive personal information from being harvested by the Chinese Communist Party.”
The federal government and state agencies in Montana had already banned TikTok on government devices. SB 419 goes further and extends to personal devices stating that “Tiktok may not operate within the territorial jurisdiction of Montana.” The legislation also prevents app companies like Apple and Google from offering TikTok for download.
Once the law goes into effect, the Montana Department of Justice will be able to fine app stores or ByteDance — TikTok’s parent company — $10,000 for each discrete violation and $10,000 for each day that a violation continues.
The law only impacts the distribution of the app, it does not have any penalties for TikTok users.
SB 419 passed the Montana House 54-43 on April 14 and cleared the Montana Senate 30-20 on March 2. The bill made it through both chambers with bipartisan support and opposition.
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I hear tiktok in China is highly censored and clean. Tiktok in US is perverted and polluted designed to destroy our youth.
I am so glad to see Tic Tok banned in at least ONE state.
” Tiktok in US is perverted and polluted designed to destroy our youth.”
It’s a freaking cesspool!
Ever watch some of those videos I used to post by youtuber “Odin’s Men”? He’s replaying tiktok videos. It’s an open sewer and no wonder are kids are so messed up.
Other states need to follow Montana
I get that their hearts are likely in the right place, but how exactly do they intend to enforce it? Seriously.
Block it by way of internet providers?
Baloney. I wondered what the truth was so I downloaded it. It’s positive, funny, upbeat and entertaining. Cool cooking ideas, positive relationship and family advice, comedy, home projects, dogs, positive life and health ideas.... you name it.
Turns out the whole problem with TikTok is that it blows away Zuckerbergs Instagram and Facebook in quality.
Has a pretty nifty parental control feature too. It has exploded in popularity and bypassed Instagram. Zuckerberg called his politicians and wants the competition restricted.
Simple as that.
Could some freeper whose seen the filth, post a link or two, some folks just won’t believe.
“Today, Montana takes the most decisive action of any state to protect Montanans’ private data and sensitive personal information from being harvested by the Chinese Communist Party.”
Bullcrap. Meanwhile they are entangled with China financially up to their eyeballs. And ever notice, they don’t give a flying fornication about Zuckerberg, Silicon Valley, the CIA and FBI gaining unfettered access to your personal digital information?
This is Zuckerberg getting idiot politicians to roadblock a good quality competitor.
So many fake conservatives on this thread cheering on the jackbooted government attacking free speech.
Only a moron doesn’t realize that any government that is allowed to ban TikTok can and will use those same powers to ban FR and all conservative sites.
There is good on tiktok but there is a lot of bad too.
Here is Odin’s men youtube channel....take your pic of videos.
Remember he gets his stuff from tiktok.
Better yet, here is his Rumble page as youtube has deleted all but 6 of his videos.
Whatever. Show me a social media platform that doesn’t have mountains of the same crap.
The difference is that TikTok quickly sends you thinks based on your searches and watches.
A decent person never sees the garbage.
And if you want to watch you kids, look at their “for you” and scroll through ten videos. if you see anything obscene or immoral there, it is because your kid is watching it. If it is clean, then your kid isn’t watching it when they are alone.
It lets you look at what the algorythm thinks your kid want’s to see.
It’s a high quality positive platform and leaves you in a good mood, not agitated like the Zuckerberg products.
I can tell you havent tried it. I was very surprised at what I found it to be. And I realized, the politicians have loed to us yet again for their donors.
Utah has been talking about doing the same thing to Tiktok.
I really don’t know what to think on this. If the chinese are really spying on us by way of it then it should be banned. I just don’t know what the chinese would get out of watching a bunch of mentally ill trans people rant all the time.
“any government that is allowed to ban TikTok can and will use those same powers to ban FR and all conservative sites.”
You nailed it.
Jordan Peterson, the reason for marriage.
“Only a moron doesn’t realize that any government that is allowed to ban TikTok can and will use those same powers to ban FR and all conservative sites.”
This is exactly what will happen. TikTok has parental controls. But parents are just too lazy to use these. And they are not illegally spying on us anymore than our own government is...
Jameson Travels is great. Odin’s Men has pretty much gone away. I watch him on Locals now.
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