TikTok filed suit in US federal court to stop the state of Montana from implementing an overall ban on the video-sharing app.
The unprecedented ban, set to start in 2024, violates the constitutionally protected right to free speech, TikTok argued in the suit.
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed the unprecedented prohibition into law on May 17 and says that he endorsed the ban in order to protect Montanans’ personal and private data from the Chinese Communist Party.
Five TikTok users filed a suit of their own, calling on a federal court to overturn Montana’s ban on the app, arguing that it violates their free speech rights.
TikTok called on the federal court to declare the Montana ban on its app unconstitutional and block the state from ever putting it into effect.