according toReutersAccording to reports, the U.S. government’s ban on TikTok has been escalated again. This time, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House of Representatives issued a document to all congressmen and assistants, asking them to delete the TikTok app from their devices on the grounds that it “has multiple security issues”, which are considered to be extremely high risk. Anyone found to have TikTok on their phone will be contacted directly to ensure the app is deleted and future downloads will be banned.
This is the latest move by the U.S. government against TikTok, continuingBills recently passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, requiring that mobile phones owned by the U.S. government cannot install the app. And not only the federal government, but as many as 19 states at the state government level have completely or partially banned TikTok on government-owned mobile devices.
Opponents of TikTok within the U.S. government have been worried that the app will be used by China as a search tool. FBI Director Chris Wray even directly called it a “Trojan horse of the Chinese Communist Party” and said he would stop it before completely cutting off relations with China. Should not be present on any government mobile device. ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, naturally denied the allegations, and announced that it would pass all online information through Oracle servers in the United States, and delete all American user information from its own servers.However, just a few days ago, ByteDanceSnooped on US users’ data, including journalists, laid off four employeesmaking it more difficult to dispel doubts from the outside world.