More than half of the states in the US ban the use of Tiktok on government devices
- Tram Ho
It is expected that in the near future, more states will issue bans not only on TikTok but also some other Chinese apps.
The issuance of bans on TikTok, a Chinese video production and sharing app used by more than 100 million Americans, is spreading across the United States, not just in states with party leaders. Republicans but also Democratic states. So far, 31 states have enacted bans or restrictions on the use of TikTok on government devices.
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These bans were issued in the context of US public concerns about the security risk to user data in the US while negotiations between US authorities and TikTok are still stalled.
Some other states are also considering similar bans, even going so far as to ban other apps from China, such as Wechat or Alipay.
Currently, the company is still trying to find a solution when trying to negotiate with US officials. In its latest move, TikTok has made a proposal to increase transparency by giving US officials permission to monitor the application’s algorithms, part of a plan to reorganize operations in the US at a cost. up to 1.5 billion USD.
Source : Genk