More than half of US states have partially or fully banned the use of TikTok on government devices, as a result of crackdowns by governors and state agencies.
The backlash from the states against TikTok, which has more than 100 million users in the United States, extends to states governed by Republicans and Democrats, and covers all regions of the country.
Many of the states have taken action against TikTok and Governors banned the use of the social network on public networks and devices. Some went further, adding other China-related apps like WeChat and AliPay to their ban lists.
Measurements are produced at a time of concern about the data security of TikTok users in the US and the fear that they could end up in the hands of the Chinese government.
Nearly two dozen states announced restrictions late last year, following a standoff between TikTok and the US government over whether the company could continue to offer its services in the United States.
“We are disappointed that so many states are jumping on the bandwagon to enact policies based on baseless and politically charged falsehoods about TikTok.a TikTok spokesperson said in a statement provided to CNN last month in state stocks.
“It’s regrettable”spokesperson said, “that the many state agencies, offices, and universities on TikTok in these states will no longer be able to use it to build communities and connect with constituents.”