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By Eric Dietrich
Montana Free Press 

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.


April 20, 2023

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 t...

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