Sunday, June 4, 2023

Montana, the first US state to ban Tik Tok

Hours of TIC Toc In the United States they can be counted. governor of Montana State, Greg Gianforte has announced that the use of the social network will be restricted across the region, with serious consequences for those who violate the new law.

This pioneering initiative of the Governor Republican Party China responds to the idea that China will use social networks as spying tools. “To protect the personal and private data of Montanans from Chinese Communist Party i refused TIC Toc In Montana”, Gianforte indicated via his Twitter account.

Added to this rationale are concerns about the possibility of China exploiting the platform for the purpose of misinforming internet users in the North American country.

Measures that will come into force from January 1, 2024 It may spread to other regions. The truth is that the application is in the crosshairs of the legislative policies of the rest of the states America And they may end it nationwide in the near future.

Heavy penalty in cases of non-compliance

With this law, mobile application stores are required to block downloads of the popular social network owned by the Chinese company. bytedance, Those breaking the new law could face a maximum fine $10.00.

A controversial law

The Republican Party’s new measure is being highly criticized by citizens who argue that this position restricts fundamental rights such as Freedom of expression,

TikTok has nearly 100 million users in the United States and since its launch has become one of the most popular social networks of the Internet age, especially among teenagers.

Trump’s failed attempt

This is not the first time that the idea of ​​banning Tik Tok has come up. Donald Trump He already tried it in 2020 as he shared the concern of Gianforte, However, the courts blocked it from being implemented, so the measure was rejected.

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