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House joins Senate in endorsing Montana TikTok ban

Bill barring social media platform from operating in the state will likely head to Gov. Greg Gianforte following a final House vote in the coming days.

The Montana House followed the lead of the state Senate Thursday to endorse a statewide ban on the social media platform TikTok.

Senate Bill 419, sponsored by Rep. Shelly Vance, R-Belgrade, would bar the platform's China-based parent company, ByteDance, from allowing "the operation of tiktok by the company or users" inside Montana's "territorial jurisdiction" as long as the platform is owned by a company based in China or another country designated a "foreign adversary" by the federal government. It would also make it illegal for companies like Apple and Google to let their users download the...


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