Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill last week banning TikTok in the state, making the Treasure State officially the first in the nation to ban the popular social media app.
Montana became the first state to pass legislation to completely ban TikTok on personal devices last week, sending a bill to Gov. Greg Gianforte’s desk.
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs passed an executive order (EO) banning TikTok from all government devices on April 5 noting cybersecurity concerns.
Though the social media platform TikTok is facing increasing scrutiny, new research has found that half of college students use the app to get help with their homework.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a cybersecurity directive prohibiting the use of high-risk software and services – including TikTok – on devices provided or managed by the state.
Joining Maryland, Nebraska, and South Dakota, five additional states have banned the social media platform TikTok from government devices.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has joined South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in banning the popular social media app TikTok. In an emergency directive, Gov. Hogan banned TikTok, as well as other “Chinese and Russian-influenced products and platforms,” from use by the executive branch of state government.