Montana has become the first state to officially ban the Communist China app TikTok
· May 18, 2023 ·

It's always nice to see lawmakers actually step up and do something practical about a problem rather than just sit around talking about it:

Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill banning TikTok in Montana, making it the first state to fully ban the app in the U.S.

The Republican governor signed legislation into law Wednesday, saying the ban is aimed at protecting citizens from foreign influence since TikTok is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance.

When Politico says "Beijing-based," of course, what they mean is "Chinese Communist Party-controlled." A great many corporations in China are managed in some way by the CCP. ByteDance is no exception.

It's perfectly reasonable for a U.S. executive to want to protect his constituents from that kind of malign influence. Would that more of them would do it. Gianforte is plainly pulling no punches:

"The Chinese Communist Party using TikTok to spy on Americans, violate their privacy, and collect their personal, private, and sensitive information is well-documented. Today, Montana takes the most decisive action of any state to protect Montanans' private data and sensitive personal information from being harvested by the Chinese Communist Party."

In other words: Less of this, please...

...and more of this:

Well done, Montana.

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