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NJ governor bans TikTok and other “high risk” platforms on state equipment

what you should Know

  • New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said his administration is banning some “high-risk” social media platforms like TikTok on state-run tools.
  • The ruling applies to state agencies under the executive branch, and a third of US states have taken steps to ban the platform on government tools.
  • New Jersey is among the few Democratic-led states that ban such platforms. It is not clear what will happen to the account of tiktok njgov of the state, which has more than 56,000 followers and more than half a million likes.

New Jersey – New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that his administration is banning some “high-risk” social media platforms like TikTok on state-run devices.

The ruling applies to state agencies under the executive branch, and a third of US states have taken steps to ban the platform on government tools. New Jersey is among the few Democratic-led states that ban such platforms.

“The proactive and preventive measures we are implementing today will ensure the confidentiality, integrity and security of information assets managed by the New Jersey state government,” Murphy said in a statement.

It is not clear what will happen to the account of tiktok njgov of the state, which has more than 56,000 followers and more than half a million likes.

Murphy’s directive allows certain “compelling state issues” with a public interest reason to use the technology to request an exception.

Congress recently banned TIC Toc on most US government-issued devices due to bipartisan concerns about security and the spread of misinformation through the app.

TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company, which moved its headquarters to Singapore in 2020. TikTok has said it prioritizes the privacy and security of its community and is working to address the security concerns raised by the US.

“We are disappointed that so many states are jumping on the political bandwagon to enact policies that will do nothing to promote cyber security in their states and prevent TikTok’s abuse,” spokesman Jamal Brown said in a mailed electronic statement on Monday. are based on baseless lies about.”

He added that the company is working with the federal government to “finalize a solution” to address the security concerns of the states.

New Jersey’s ban also includes WeChat and Alibaba.

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