Why Montana’s TikTok ban faces massive challenges

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Montana on Wednesday became the first state in the country to ban TikTok. But experts say you shouldn’t expect the measure to survive challenges in the courts. In addition to the technical difficulties of banning an app in a specific geographic location, the law, SB 419, likely violates Montana residents’ First Amendment rights. “The ban is a dramatic and unconstitutional incursion on the First Amendment rights of Montanans,” Ramya Krishnan, staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute and a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School, told Yahoo Finance. “To justify the ban, Montana would have to show that...