EXPLAINER List of states banning TikTok grows

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  • But a UW System spokesperson said despite the exemption, the university was conducting a review and moving toward placing restrictions on the app being used on devices in order to protect against serious cybersecurity risks.Both Evers and North Carolina Gov.
  • Evers’ order applies to most state agencies, with some exceptions like criminal investigators who may be using the app to track certain people.The University of Wisconsin System, which employs 40,000 faculty and staff, is also exempt.
  • Congress last month banned TikTok from most U.S. government-issued devices over bipartisan concerns about security.The Senate in December approved a version of the TikTok ban authored by conservative Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, a vocal critic of big tech companies.
  • Roy Cooper also prohibited the use of WeChat, a Chinese instant messaging app, on state devices.
  • Tony Evers cited concerns about privacy, safety and security, after consulting with the FBI and emergency management officials about the app.
  • U.S. armed forces also have prohibited the app on military devices.TikTok is consumed by two-thirds of American teens and has become the second-most popular domain in the world.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin and North Carolina have joined at least 22 other states in banning the popular social media app TikTok on stateowned devices, including Mississippi, Indiana, Louisiana a [+4215 chars]