Officials sign a bill banning TikTok to the public in Montana | USA TODAY

Montana governor Greg Gianforte took the state’s TikTok ban to a new level, signing legislation that makes it completely unavailable to everyone.

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Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a measure Wednesday banning TikTok in Montana, making it the first state in the United States to completely ban the social media app amid skepticism from lawmakers.

Montana's ban is the most restrictive measure on TikTok, which is owned by a Chinese tech company, in the United States. It is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2024, and is expected to be challenged in court.

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