After Persistent GOP Warnings, Dem Guv Finally Bans TikTok

MADISON, WI - NOVEMBER 08: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers speaks to press outside of the Maple Bluff Village Center on November 8, 2022 in Madison, United States. After months of candidates campaigning, Americans are voting in the midterm elections to decide close races across the nation. (Photo by Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said he ban TikTok on state devices after more than a month of warnings from Wisconsin’s congressional Republicans  and the cybersecurity community.
  • Wisconsin joins federal agencies, Congress and at least 16 states in prohibiting the popular video-sharing app that has drawn widespread concerns that its being used as a spying tool for the Chinese Communist Party.
  • U.S. Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher, who led the Wisconsin delegation in urging Evers to act, says the decision is long overdue. He called TikTok a “CCP Trojan horse.”
  • “This app belongs nowhere near any part of our government and I’m glad Governor Evers finally made the decision to ban TikTok on state devices. Now that Governor Evers has recognized the threat posed by the app, I hope he will also delete his campaign’s TikTok account,” Gallagher said in a statement.

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