Montana TikTok ban moves closer to federal court hearing

A new state law that bans the social media app TikTok from operating in Montana is set to take effect Jan. 1 – but before that, a federal judge will have to consider whether to put the law on hold.

On Friday, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s office filed their response to a federal lawsuit seeking to block the TikTok ban. They argued the state does have the authority to regulate the app to protect Montanans, and asked that the law be allowed to go into effect as the case moves forward.