White House Sets Deadline For Removing TikTok From Federal Devices

  • The White House issued a directive on Monday that all gave government agencies 30 days to eliminate the Chinese social media app TikTok, which is now banned by law from any U.S. government devices.
  • The directive made by the Biden administration comes nearly a month after Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), who led the charge to pass legislation banning TikTok from government devices, demanded that Biden’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) expedite the law’s implementation.
  • After the legislation passed last year, the administration had 60 days to enact the law after there had been growing national security concerns over what data the Chinese social media app collects and who is able to access the data.