Montana Becomes First Us State To Ban Tiktok
The US state of Montana has become the first state to ban TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing app that has been the subject of data security debates.
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte has signed legislation banning the TikTok app, which has been accused of providing intelligence to China.
This makes Montana the first US state to officially ban TikTok.
It was announced that the ban will be in effect as of January 1, 2024.
TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, has not announced whether it will take any official action on the decision.
TikTok has repeatedly denied allegations that it shares data with the Chinese government.
Popular Among Us Youth
With more than 150 million American users, TikTok is facing growing calls from US lawmakers and government officials for a nationwide ban on the app amid concerns about the Chinese government’s potential influence on the platform.
According to the Pew Research Center, 67 percent of US teens between the ages of 13 and 17 use TikTok, and 16 percent of teens say they use the app almost constantly.