Democrat Governor Bans TikTok On Government Devices In Another State

CHINA - 2021/03/28: In this photo illustration the Chinese video-sharing social networking service company TikTok logo seen on an Android mobile device with People's Republic of China flag in the background. (Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • New Jersey is the latest state to ban the use of TikTok, the popular video-based social media platform, on state government devices, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced on Monday.
  • “Bolstering cybersecurity is critical to protecting the overall safety and welfare of our State,” Murphy said in a statement.
  • “The proactive and preventative measures that we are implementing today will ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and safety of information assets managed by New Jersey State government,” he added.

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