One U.S. state has taken the step of entirely banning the use of TikTok within its borders.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed legislation that will make Montana the first state in the U.S. to completely ban any mobile app store from providing TikTok to any users in the state. The ban, set to take effect Jan. 1, 2024, focuses on app providers rather than app users, who do not face any penalty or punishment under its terms.
However, the law would fine both TikTok and any app store (such as Google or Apple) $10,000 per individual violation, with an additional fine of $10,000 per day if the violation continues. See full text of the legislation here.ChainStoreAge