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SAFE HOUSE: TikTok to Be Removed 'from all House Managed Devices'

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.27.22

The House of Reps is kicking TikTok to the curb.

According to a Fox News report, the House of Representatives has ordered the immediate removal of Chinese social media app TikTok from all “House-managed devices.”

This order follows a wave of anti-TikTok efforts in both chambers of Congress and the White House.

Fox News obtained an email with details.

From Fox News:

In the email, House Chief Administrative Office Catherine L. Szpindor wrote to staff members and lawmakers informing them that TikTok is banned “from all House managed devices.” The email says the policy goes into effect “beginning immediately.”

This message comes after Congress included a bill to ban TikTok from executive branch government devices in the 4,000-plus page omnibus package passed last week.

The House is now moving to align its policy with the requirements for the executive branch that were included in that legislation.

The email states that The Office of Cybersecurity “deemed The TikTok mobile application to be a high risk to users due to a number of security risks.”

“By way of background, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 requires executive brand agencies to begin removing the social networking service TikTok or any successor application or service developed or provided by ByteDance Limited,” the email states. “The Committee on House Administration has authorized the Office of Cybersecurity to implement a similar policy for the U.S. House of Representatives.”

ByteDance Limited is the Chinese parent company of TikTok.

The measure in the omnibus, known as the No TikTok on Government Devices Act, prohibits use of the social media app on government-issued devices.

TikTok had over 1.5 billion monthly active users in the third quarter of 2022.

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