The document that circulated on social media said the House Administrative Committee “authorized the managing director’s cybersecurity office to begin removing the social media service TikTok from all devices under House control,” says RIA Novosti citing the document. .
And the lounge staff are strictly prohibited from downloading the mobile app to any mobile device in the lounge.
The agency also recalls that the US Senate previously passed a bill that prohibits federal government employees from installing TikTok on electronic devices. The app is also banned in the states of Georgia, Texas, Alabama, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
CIA chief Burns is also reported to have recently said that TikTok could pose a threat to US national security because it is a Chinese company. And the government of the PRC with the help of the application gets access to the information of US users.
In 2019, the US Army banned its soldiers from using TikTok. Meanwhile, in the United States, more than 100 million Americans are entertained by the Chinese app.
The TikTok app was launched in 2018 and has become a leader in this segment both in China and the world.