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TIME'S UP! South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Bans TikTok on State-Issued Devices

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.01.22

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem recognizes the danger in Chinese social media app TikTok; she signed an Executive Order this week banning the app on all state-issued devices to suppress China’s intelligence gathering.

“South Dakota will have no part in the intelligence gathering operations of nations who hate us,” Noem said in a statement. “The Chinese Communist Party uses information that it gathers on TikTok to manipulate the American people, and they gather data off the devices that access the platform.”

“Because of our serious duty to protect the private data of South Dakota citizens, we must take this action immediately. I hope other states will follow South Dakota’s lead, and Congress should take broader action, as well,” she added.

According to The Hill, Brendan Carr, one of the five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission, told Axios in an interview earlier this month that the federal government should ban TikTok.

“I don’t believe there is a path forward for anything other than a ban,” Carr told Axios. “There simply isn’t a world in which you could come up with sufficient protection on the data that you could have sufficient confidence that it’s not finding its way back into the hands of the [Chinese Communist Party].”

Noem stopped by Hannity to discuss the TikTok ban.

“It will be a criminal offense if [state officials download TikTok],” Noem says.

Watch the clip above.

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