Tiktokers from the US state of Montana have filed a lawsuit to challenge the recently passed law banning the use of the TikTok app. They insist that banning the platform for the exchange of views is a violation of the First Amendment to the US Constitution, which protects freedom of speech.

It is reported by The Verge.

Montana can’t ban its residents from viewing or posting on TikTok in the same way it can’t ban the Wall Street Journal because of who it belongs to or because of the ideas that are posted there.

From the text of the lawsuit.

As it turned out, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte last week imposed a ban on the use of TikTok in the state. He motivated his decision by protecting the personal data of state residents from foreign agents (the owner of the application is the Chinese company ByteDance). For a similar reason, Gianforte restricted the use of Telegram and WeChat by state government officials.

Earlier we reported that the issue of selling the TikTok service in the United States has regained relevance amid the demand of President Joe Biden’s administration to sell or completely block the social network in the country. TikTok is considering options for selling the American “daughter” and exploring possible deals.