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University of Oklahoma Bans TikTok for Students and Staff Citing National Security Concerns

University of Oklahoma Bans TikTok for Students and Staff Citing National Security Concerns

“As a result of the Executive Order, access to the TikTok platform will be blocked and cannot be accessed from the campus network”

TikTok is being banned in lots of places, due to its connection to the Chinese Communist Party.

FOX News reports:

University of Oklahoma bans TikTok after Gov. Stitt’s executive order cites ‘national security concerns’

The University of Oklahoma will be banning the use of the social media app TikTok for students and staff, according to an email sent out to students on Tuesday.

In an email, the school said it would be barring internet access for the app in lieu of Governor Kevin Stitt’s executive order banning TikTok on state devices.

“In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order 2022-33, effective immediately, no University employee or student shall access the TikTok application or website on University-owned or operated devices, including OU wired and wireless networks,” David Horton, the Chief Information Officer and Senior Associate Vice President, wrote in the letter sent to students on Dec. 20.

“As a result of the Executive Order, access to the TikTok platform will be blocked and cannot be accessed from the campus network,” the letter continued. “University-administered TikTok accounts must be deleted and alternate social media platforms utilized in their place.”

The letter goes on to state TikTok, which operates under the control of the Chinese government, was banned by the governor due to “ongoing national and cybersecurity concerns with the TikTok application.”

“Thank you for your cooperation,” Horton concluded.

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Comments

Now let’s see how clever they are at blocking VPNs.

Strange. I’m old enough to remember when Trump first talked about TikTok and got attacked by everyone on the left either laughing at him, mocking him or calling him a racist. Often in the same paragraph.