US orders all federal agencies to remove TikTok from any devices used by the government

Speaking about the TikTok ban, a representative for China’s Foreign Ministry said, “We firmly oppose those wrong measures.”
All federal agencies have been been told by the US government to remove TikTok from whatever equipment they control. The Bytedance-owned TikTok, one of the most widely used social media applications in the US, especially among younger demographics, has been issued to these federal agencies a 30-day deadline for removal.

This injunction was issued after TikTok was accused of utilising users’ personal information and of having close ties to the Chinese government. So, US legislators think that downloading the application onto equipment held by the government could compromise national security.

Congress lawmakers voted in December to ban TikTok from government-owned devices because it could endanger US national security after the issue was debated there.
According to US Government Chief Information Security Officer Chris DeRusha, “this advise is part of the Administration’s continuous commitment to securing our digital infrastructure and guarding the security and privacy of the American people.”
Similar reports came out of the European Union and Canada, where officials similarly instructed staff to remove TikTok from any equipment used by the government.
Speaking about the incident, Mao Ning, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, stated that they “firmly oppose their incorrect activities.”

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