Ohio Joins TikTok Ban On Government Devices

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

  • Ohio joined the growing list of states banning the popular social media application TikTok from state-owned devices.
  • Gov. Mike DeWine’s executive order is applicable on all state-owned or state-leased devices capable of accessing the internet for any social media app, channel or platform owned by an entity in China.
  • TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance Ltd.

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