Montana becomes first state to ban TikTok

The law will come into force next year as debate rages on the effectiveness and safety of the popular video app.

The Governor Greg Gianforte ban, signed into law, will serve as the legal test for a national ban of the Chinese-owned platform.

The source said."TikTok does not operate in the territorial jurisdiction of Montana state's website,"

Violates every time “User uses TikTok and offers access to TikTok and also for downloads”

A daily fine of $10,000 applies for each violation of TikTok.

According to law, Apple and Google must remove TikTok from their app stores and the companies must pay daily fines.

The move will almost certainly be challenged by lawsuits against TikTok Company.