The US House of Representatives has now taken the first step in banning TikTok from its managed mobile devices, as part of the US government's efforts to address national security concerns. The app is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, with over 800 million active users globally, including more than 100 million in the US. The notice sent to House staff warns of a “high risk to users due to a number of security risks” and requires users to remove the software if it is installed on any House mobile device. TikTok has previously argued against the proposed ban, stating that it will do nothing to advance national security interests, while the company has taken steps to wall off US user data from other parts of TikTok’s business. The outcome of the ban is yet to be seen, as the US government is still in talks with TikTok to address the national security concerns.
Official US devices no longer allow TikTok