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  • Reports are floating around of a TikTok ban happening in the state of Montana.
  • However, what Montana is doing is not technically a ban. It’s an attempt to knock TikTok out at the knees mixed with a bit of political grandstanding.
  • The law will almost certainly face legal challenges.

Throughout this morning, we’ve seen numerous reports of Montana banning TikTok. Even The New York Times ran an article titled “Montana governor signs total ban of TikTok in the state.” Wow, that sounds serious.

Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you feel about TikTok), there is no TikTok ban happening in Montana, at least not technically. What is happening is a big attack on TikTok, yes, but it is not banning the app on a user level, and the law will almost certainly be overturned.