(RoyalPatriot.com )- TikTok is prohibited from being used on government-issued devices in Texas, South Carolina, and South Dakota, among other states.
Before issuing an Executive Order to outlaw the communist-controlled app, President Trump warned that the CCP is gathering data from American TikTok users.
Once more, President Trump was correct.
The Senate voted unanimously to outlaw TikTok on government phones and other electronic devices in a rare display of consensus.
No senator objected to the “No TikTok on Government Devices Act,” proposed by Republican Senator Josh Hawley, and it was quickly passed.
In a statement, Senator Hawley claimed that TikTok served as a Trojan Horse for the Chinese Communist Party. It poses a severe security risk to the United States, and until it is made to cut all ties with China completely, it has no business being on government equipment.
We know that TikTok followed several journalists, collecting IP addresses and user information to identify sources.
ByteDance, the parent company of the video-sharing app TikTok, conducted an internal investigation and discovered that staff members had followed several journalists who were covering the company, illegally accessing their IP addresses and user information to see if they had been in the same places as ByteDance personnel.
According to documents Forbes reviewed, ByteDance tracked a number of Forbes journalists as part of this covert surveillance campaign, which was created to identify the source of leaks within the organization in the wake of a steady stream of articles exposing the company’s ongoing ties to China. ByteDance fired Chris Lepitak, the team’s leader and chief internal auditor, due to the investigation into the surveillance techniques. Lepitak reported to Song Ye, a Chinese executive who directly reports to ByteDance CEO Rubo Liang. Song Ye recently announced his resignation.
In an internal email obtained by Forbes, Liang stated that he “was deeply disappointed” when he was notified of the situation.
“The misconduct of a few people will seriously undermine the public trust that we have worked so hard to establish. I think this experience will teach us all a valuable lesson,” said Liang.