Five TikTok users in Montana have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block the state's new ban on the Chinese-owned platform.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Montana on May 18, argues that
the ban violates the First Amendment rights of TikTok users in the state.
The lawsuit was filed by TikTok users who are all residents of Montana.
Montana blocked TikTok because of national security concerns.
The state government believes that TikTok could be used by the Chinese government to collect data on U.S. users.
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The U.S. government has raised concerns about TikTok's security and privacy practices.
TikTok could be used to collect data on U.S. users, including their location, interests, and personal information.
This data could then be used by the Chinese government to track and monitor U.S. citizens.
TikTok could also be used to spread propaganda or disinformation.
The security concerns about TikTok are serious and need to be addressed.