Governor Bans TikTok From State-Owned Devices
The number of Republican governors banning TikTok on government devices is growing and now includes Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.
FBI officials are concerned about TikTok owner – the Chinese company ByteDance.
There are concerns over the potential for the Chinese government to collect U.S. user data.
Governor DeWine signed five executive orders moments after being sworn in for his second term.
One of those executive orders bans the downloading of any applications owned by certain Chinese companies onto state-owned electronic devices.
Moments after taking the oath, I signed several executive orders regarding antidiscrimination, youth mentorship, mental health and addiction benefits, workforce development, and the prohibition of certain foreign-owned applications on state-owned electronic devices. pic.twitter.com/ZXCCjOITjY
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) January 8, 2023