Twenty-one of 50 US states have now at least partly blocked access to TikTok on government devices. Photo: TNS
Twenty-one of 50 US states have now at least partly blocked access to TikTok on government devices. Photo: TNS

TikTok doesn’t pose security threat to US, new academic study says

  • The Chinese app poses no greater risk of either surveillance or influence operations than other social media platforms, according to researchers
  • US lawmakers from both parties have supported efforts to ban TikTok nationwide, after multiple states imposed their own prohibitions

Twenty-one of 50 US states have now at least partly blocked access to TikTok on government devices. Photo: TNS
Twenty-one of 50 US states have now at least partly blocked access to TikTok on government devices. Photo: TNS
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