these have been the other 6 attempts to veto the app

these have been the other 6 attempts to veto the app

The US government has shown on more than one occasion its reticence with the use of TikTok in its territory. In March, they banned its installation in the official devices of federal agencies because of suspicions that Chinese authorities had control over the platform. Shortly thereafter, they threatened to censor the app in the country if ByteDance did not divest its shares.

Since then, several U.S. regions have shown interest in banning TikTok beyond on government mobiles. The first to do so appears to be Montanawhere they have announced that the app will no longer be legally available in the area after 2024.

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Greg Gianforte, governor of that state, has told that this measure has been taken. to “protect the personal and private data of Montanans from the Chinese Communist Party.”. However, some people are reluctant to see the ban go into effect and are making it difficult for them.

Their decision has not been viewed favorably by five content creators in the region, who have filed a lawsuit on the grounds that it is a crime against freedom of expression. “Montana can no more ban its residents from viewing or posting on TikTok than it can ban the ‘Wall Street Journal’ because of who owns it or what ideas it publishes,” they exemplify.

In addition to the influencers, TikTok has also filed a lawsuit “to protect our business and the hundreds of thousands of TikTok users in Montana.” The company claims that concerns about the Chinese government accessing U.S. consumer data are “unfounded.”


Other states that have attempted to ban TikTok.

The proposed law to censor the Asian social network in Montana is not the only one to have been made in recent months. Previous attempts to veto the app in the United States have failed, so Gianforte’s idea could backfire.

  1. ANTISOCIAL Act: the Florida bill mentioned social networks located in or influenced by China, Russia, Cuba, Iran, North Korea or Venezuela. According to the document, the apps could be used to monitor Americans, although they have not provided evidence of this.
  2. The No TikTok on United States Devices Act: was a campaign led by Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Ken Buck calling for a ban on downloading the social network on US devices.
  3. Deter America’s Technological Adversaries (DATA) Act: is a bill drafted by Republican members of the House that would force Joe Biden to ban TikTok. It is considered a hastily drafted and vague report.
  4. Stock sales: Biden confessed that TikTok did not seem safe to him and proposed to ByteDance to split its shares to avoid censorship in the country.
  5. Trump’s attempt: the problems between the US and TikTok are not recent, but have been going on for years, and the former president went so far as to pass an executive order in April 2020 to stop all transactions between US companies and ByteDance and Tencent to no avail.
  6. Sale to Oracle? Also with Trump in office, an executive order was issued for ByteDance giving a 90-day limit to find a U.S. buyer to sell TikTok to. Oracle seemed the best option, but, instead of annexing the app to its products, it became a “technology partner.”

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Kayleigh Williams