Two more states have been added to the TikTok ban in the US
The TikTok ban in the US continues to expand. In the states of New Jersey and Ohio, it is forbidden to enter the Chinese-based social media application TikTok from state-owned devices.
China-based social media application TikTok has been banned from the US states of New Jersey and Ohio.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that Chinese ByteDance company’s TikTok application is prohibited from logging into devices belonging to official institutions.
“There are national security concerns regarding user data that the Chinese government may request from ByteDance,” Murphy’s office said in a statement. Said.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine also argued that local and national cybersecurity threats are created by storing platform users’ data on devices.
MANY STATES HAVE BANNED DECISION
The same decision had previously been taken in several states, including Alamaba, Iowa, Utah, and South and North Dakota.
In addition, the US Senate unanimously passed a bill prohibiting federal government employees from downloading TikTok to state-owned devices due to “national security concerns”.
ANSWER FROM TIKTOK
In the statement made by TikTok officials on the subject, it was stated that they were disappointed with the bans and that the application did not contain any cyber security threats.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers also announced that they plan to ban the TikTok application, which has more than 100 million users in the USA, from devices belonging to official institutions in line with the decisions taken by other states.