US government agencies set a deadline for removing TikTok from devices

Reuters: US government agencies given a month to remove TikTok from government devices

The White House on Monday gave U.S. government agencies 30 days to remove the TikTok app from government devices, Reuters reported, citing a U.S. document.

Earlier, the US Senate approved a bill banning TikTok from being installed on federal government electronic devices. Representatives of the social network called the TikTok ban in US states unreasonable and politically motivated.

In addition, the circulated document says that within 90 days, institutions in the United States must also study the use of TikTok by IT service providers under contracts.

According to CNN, more than half of US states have already banned the use of TikTok on government devices due to national security concerns. A number of states have banned other China-related apps in addition to TikTok, including WeChat and AliPay.

In 2020, the Donald Trump administration attempted to ban Chinese social platforms TikTok and WeChat in the United States in order to protect Americans’ personal data. Chinese authorities and the companies themselves have denied allegations of misuse of user data. After the ban was challenged in court, the Biden administration did not continue to fight for the implementation of the predecessors’ initiative.

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