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International News: TikTok banned from state devices in Wisconsin, North Carolina

Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2023. 2:19 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On Thursday, officials in Wisconsin and North Carolina signed orders banning TikTok from government devices citing cyber security concerns, Reuters report.

The popular video app owned by Chinese company, ByteDance has also been banned in 20 other states.

“In the digital age, defending our state’s technology and cybersecurity infrastructure and protecting digital privacy have to be a top priority for us as a state,” Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said.

Meanwhile, TikTok stated that it was “disappointed” by the move.

Last November, FBI Director, Christopher Wray said that the app posed national security risks.

The app has over 100 million users.

 

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