Senior Staff Attorney Ramya Krishnan appeared this week on Lawfare’s “Arbiters of Truth” podcast alongside Quinta Jurecic, Matt Perault, and Mary-Rose Papandrea to discuss recent rulings on TikTok bans in Montana and Texas. While one federal judge ruled that Montana’s statewide ban was likely unconstitutional, another upheld Texas’s ban, which the Knight Institute challenged on behalf of the Coalition for Independent Technology Research in July. 

Krishnan called the Texas decision “disappointing and surprising,” noting that the ban is “counterproductive because, essentially, the state is hamstringing researchers from studying the very risks it says it cares about.”