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The US Senate has banned TikTok on government equipment


The US Senate's Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee has passed a bill banning the use of TikTok on U.S. government devices. 

The bill, drafted by Republican Senator Josh Hawley, prohibited federal employees from using the social networking app TikTok on U.S. government devices. This bill will be put up to vote in the Senate.

The Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee of the US Senate on July 22 passed a bill banning the application of TikTok on US government devices.

The U.S. House of Representatives has previously passed a defense policy bill, including a provision that prohibits federal employees from downloading the app on government devices.

The US is concerned that the TikTok application could steal users' personal information in the United States and pass it on to Chinese government officials. Therefore, with support in the bicameral parliament, TikTok will likely be banned soon in the US on national security grounds.


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