These are all the public universities that have instituted TikTok bans


In recent months, many public . Universities have restricted access to TikTok on school computers.  App on government-owned devices and networks in those states.

Governors cited . Cybersecurity issues and fears of Chinese espionage as reasons for the ban. States like Maryland banned the app and other. Chinese and Russian products on Dec. 6, after aninvestigation found. That a state-sponsored hacking group stole millions in . Unemployment benefits from the United States.

. Some public universities have banned access to the platform. On campus to cooperate with the law. Frustrating students.

These rushed policies that have begun to affect the university’s ability to . share information campus-wide, recruit students, and build communities around athletic teams, student groups. Campus publications, and more. ” Brooke Oberwetter said in an emailed statement in December.

Here’s a list of schools that have banned the app from campus Wi-Fi and devices.

State policy: Alabama . Governor Kay Ivey banned TikTok on state-issued devices and networks on December 12.

Auburn University
School Policy: TikTok is prohibited from university-owned devices and networks. An Auburn spokesperson before told that it would not ban students. From having TikTok on their personal devices, but the school advised . Students to remove the app to protect their privacy.

Date announced: 13 December.

State Policy: Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on December 8 that . TikTok will be banned from state-issued devices and networks. Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued this executive order . When she took office on January 10.

Arkansas State University
School policy: The university has announced that. it will followh what has been requested of us from the state government,” according to KATV. The outlet also reported that the school has restricted access to . the platform on school Wi-Fi.

Date announced: 18th January.

State Policy. The Florida Department of Financial Services prohibited employees from downloading or using . TikTok on department-issued devices as of August 12, 2020. There is no statewide ban on the app

University of Florida
School policy. The university’s chief information officer, Elias G. Eldayari, sent a message to students. Faculty and staff discouraging TikTok use and recommending removing . The app from all devices “to protect your personal information as well as university data.” The school has not yet announced any firm bans.
Date announced: 12th January.

State policy: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp banned the download and use of TikTok. As well as the Chinese and Russian messaging apps WeChat and Telegram, . On government-issued phones on Dec. 13.

University System of Georgia
School policy: In a. Dec. 21 statement, Cristina Torres, the vice chancellor for leadership. communications, said the university system “directed . its 26 public colleges and universities to ban . the use of TikTok, WeChat and Telegram on any state-owned device, including mobile. phones and laptops.”

Date announced: 20 December.

State Policy: Idaho Governor Brad Little banned . TikTok from state-issued devices and networks on December 14.

Boise State University
School policy.

Date announced: 20 December.

Idaho State University
School policy: TikTok is banned from university networks and state-owned devices.

University of Idaho
School policy.

Date announced: 21 December.

State policy: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has banned. TikTok on state-owned devices . And banned state agencies from “subscribing to or owning a . TikTok account,” according to a Dec. 13 press release.

Iowa Public University

School policy. The Iowa Board of Regents issued guidelines for three universities . Under its jurisdiction — University of Iowa, Iowa State . University and University of Northern Iowa — directing universities to remove. TikTok from school-owned devices.

Date announced: 15 December.

State policy: Montana Governor Greg Gianforte banned the use of. TikTok on state equipment on December 16, and on January 3 requested the state’s Board of Regents to block . TikTok from Montana University System (MUS) networks.

Montana University System
School policy: MUS, comprised of 16 different post-secondary institutions, must remove . TikTok from university devices and block the app from the system’s network. Schools must suspend their university-administered TikTok accounts.  T. CHRISTIAN declares with approval that “exceptions to . This directive may be granted for necessary teaching or research-related purposes.”

Date announced: 15th January.

State policy: Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on December 8 banned state agencies . Employees and contractors from accessing TikTok on government-issued devices and networks.

Northeastern State University
School Policy: Staff, departments, and student organizations were instructed to delete . The university network or through a university-owned computer or managed device.”

Announcement Date: 9 December.

Oklahoma State University
School policy. TikTok is blocked from university networks and school-issued devices. The university said in an emailed statement.

Date announced: 21 December.

University of Oklahoma
School Policy: TikTok is prohibited from university-owned devices and networks. University-administered TikTok accounts must be deleted and replaced with alternative social media profiles.

Date announced: 20 December.

South Dakota
State policy. Governor Christie Noem banned the use of TikTok by state agencies . Employees and contractors . Using state-issued devices on November 29.

South Dakota University System
School policy. The South Dakota Board of Regents, which governs six universities, including . Black Hills State University. Or access TikTok on university devices

In a Dec. 22 email statement to.  a spokesperson for the South Dakota Board of Regents said. The ban does not affect students and student organizations on campus.”

Announced Date: 8 December.

State policy: Gov. Greg. Abbott on Dec. 7 banned state employees from downloading or accessing. TikTok on government-issued devices, with exceptions for law enforcement agencies.

Texas A&M University
School policy: According to . Texas A&M’s student paper, employees were ordered on Dec. 15 to remove the app from university devices. Stop posting on university. TikTok accounts and remove links to TikTok on the university’s website.

On Tuesday, the university blocked TikTok from its campus network.

Kelly Brown. Texas A&M’s associate vice president of marketing and communications. Said in an email that “students, faculty, staff and visitors cannot use the app if they are connected to an A&M network.”

A spokeswoman for the . Texas A&M University System said the directive applies to all 11 universities in the system.

Date of announcement: January 17.

West Texas A&M University
School policy: University officials have announced that. TikTok will be banned and blocked from school-owned devices. A university spokesperson told  . That it will adhere to policies set by the Texas A&M University System, which oversees West Texas A&M University.

Date announced: 13 December.

University of Texas – Austin
School policy. On December 16, university officials announced. That TikTok would be banned on state-issued devices. On Tuesday, the university announced that the app would be blocked from campus Wi-Fi.

Date of announcement: January 17.

University of Houston System
School policy. University officials have banned students, faculty and staff from downloading or using . TikTok on government-issued devices across the system’s four schools.

“The UHS Information . he UH system and the app has been removed from six devices. The university has not made any changes to . The university’s Wi-Fi or Internet systems as it relates to the order,” a university. Official said in an email.

Announcement Date: 9 December.

Texas Tech University System
School Policy: University employees in the TTU system, which includes Texas Tech University. Midwestern State University and Angelo State University, are prohibited from using . TikTok on school-issued devices and must . Deactivate official university TikTok accounts.

TTU System Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Eric D. Bentley advised. Unintended parties.”

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