According to an internal memo obtained by todaystrendnews News. Lawmakers and staff must delete from any House-issued mobile phone. And prohibit downloading the popular app to such devices.
Catherine L., the chief administrative officer of the House on Tuesday. The memo sent by Szpindor said the ban came after his office’s cybersecurity unit deemed TikTok a “high risk to users due to some security risks.”All lawmakers and staff were directed to delete the app from their phones.
A representative for TikTok declined to comment.
House staff are not allowed to download. The TikTok app on any house mobile device. The memo said “If you have the app on your house mobile device. You will be contacted to remove it A measure to ban TikTok. On some government devices was included in the $1.7Trillion public. Spending bill passed by Congress last week.
The provision includes a ban on the app and any applications provided by TikToks parent company. ByteDance, on all executive branch devices in Beijing; It does not apply to members of Congress and their staff.
The House directive does not apply in the Senate, where Marco Rubio, R-Fla.