New York City joins the federal government and other U.S. states in banning TikTok on government-owned phones.
On Thursday, John Allon, a spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams, said: “While social media is great at connecting New Yorkers with one another and the city, we have to ensure we are always using these platforms in a secure manner.”
According to Allon, the City’s top cybersecurity officials found TikTok risky for technical networks, directing its removal from city-owned devices within 30 days.
Earlier this year, the federal government ordered employees to delete TikTok from government-issued phones due to concerns about data sharing with China. Over half of U.S. states have followed suit with similar bans.