Texas State Agencies Ban TikTok On Government Devices

  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott banned the use of TikTok on government devices due to the likelihood that the app harvests data on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Texas state agencies are required to immediately ban employees and officers from using or downloading TikTok on cell phones, laptops, and other government-issued devices.
  • “While TikTok has claimed that it stores US data within the United States, the company admitted in a letter to Congress that China-based employees can have access to US data. It has also been reported that ByteDance planned to use TikTok location information to surveil individual American citizens,” the governor confirmed.
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