The US House of Representatives, according to an internal notice sent to staff, has banned Tiktok from electronic devices.
Users who install the app will ask to remove the software from their phones and other House-issued devices, the notice says.
The notice identifies TikTok as a “high risk to users due to a number of security risks.”
The move in recent weeks have implemented their own prohibitions against TikTok on government devices.
The move is part of the $1.7 trillion omnibus package that is pending President Joe Biden’s approval.
US policymakers have cited TikTok as a potential national security risk to its parent company, ByteDance.
It can hand over personal information of its US users, which could then be used for the spreading of Chinese-backed disinformation.
There is no evidence to support the company’s claim that it fired four employees for improperly accessing the TikTok user data of two journalists.
Since 2020, TikTok has been in discussions with the US authorities on keeping the service available to US users.
TikTok has said that the potential agreement under review covers “key concerns around corporate governance, content recommendation and moderation, and data security and access.”
The company has also taken some steps to wall off US user data, organizationally and technologically, from other parts of TikTok’s business.
But a lack of progress has led some to call for the app to be made unavailable on Apple and Android devices.
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