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No more TikTok on House of Representatives’ smartphones

December 27, 2022

TikTok will no longer be allowed on any device managed by the US House of Representatives. On Tuesday, the House’s Chief Administrative Office announced the ban of the popular video-sharing app, a move that comes just a week after legislation that would bar TikTok from all federal devices was introduced.

Congresspersons and their staffers will not be able to download the app on managed devices, the CAO’s Office of Cybersecurity said in an email seen by Reuters. The mobile app is a “high risk to users due to a number of security risks,” the email said.

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