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Punks React: Montana Bans TikTok

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed a bill that will ban the use of TikTok across the state, which is the most extreme restriction of the app in the country. We took to the streets to see what punks thought of the new regulation.

Hailey Carroll, Server

“This goes against Americans’ First Amendment right to shitpost online.”

Max Clark, Chef

“I don’t think it’s anything to worry about. The governor just wants to keep us safe from foreign authoritarian regimes by implementing authoritarian-like bans.”

Carolyn Solomon, Mechanic

“It seems like nobody is thinking of the influencers of Montana. How are we city folk supposed to know what shampoo is best for our horses?”

Dani Newman, Cashier

“Great, now I’m going to have to drive all the way to North Dakota to get my daily social media dopamine hits.”

Karl Daniel, Barback

“If China doesn’t know what songs Montana teens are lip-syncing to it could be the start of World War 3”

Kurt Singleton, Hotel Desk Clerk

“They ban TikTok but not military-grade rifles? It’s almost like the government doesn’t have your best interest at heart.”

Nora Mckee, REI Associate

“Hard to believe they’re worried more about your personal and private data going to China than your personal and private data going to US corporations trying to sell you shit and take all your money.”

Eddie Blanchard, Food Blogger

“It’s like we’re living in 1984, whatever that means.”