Republican demands Wisconsin bans state employees from using TikTok because of ... trends now
They urged Gov. Tony Evers to lead by example and delete the app from his own phone.
The Beijing-based owners of the app are already locked in dispute with the federal government over how it uses and stores user data, amid concerns that it could be deployed in influence operations.
'We write to urge you to ban TikTok from Wisconsin government devices and to lead by example and delete TikTok from your own devices. TikTok is nefarious Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spyware that surveils American citizens, promotes CCP propaganda, and allows the CCP to censor and control Americans' news and content,' says the letter, signed by U.S. Reps. Mike Gallagher, Tom Tiffany, Glenn Grothman, Bryan Steil and Scott Fitzgerald, as well as U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.
Wisconsin's DC lawmakers, including Rep. Mike Gallagher (left), who sits on the House intelligence committee, and Sen. Ron Johnson wrote to the state's governor to demand that he ditch TikTok from his phone and ban state employees from using it
They demanded that Gov. Tony Evers (seen here on his TikTok account) ditch the app over fears that it could be used by the Chinese government to collect data on users
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