Governor Stitt Bans TikTok From State Devices

KTUL - December 9, 2022 6:33 am

Governor Kevin Stitt

The office of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced Thursday that the social media app TikTok are banned from state devices.

In Executive Order 2022-33, TikTok is banned from state government agencies, employees and contractors on government networks or government-issued devices, including state-issued cellphones, computers, or any other device capable of internet connectivity.

“Maintaining the cybersecurity of state government is necessary to continue to serve and protect Oklahoma citizens and we will not participate in helping the Chinese Communist Party gain access to government information,” said Stitt.

Stitt said this Executive Order is in response to ongoing national and cybersecurity threats created by TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, and dissemination of users information within the Chinese Communist Party.

The full Executive Order can be read here.

 

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