Kansas Guv Kelly Cancels TikTok

The guv goes along with widespread sentiment against the global social media giant.

Here's the money line . . .

Kelly said the order is in response to the national security and privacy risks posed by TikTok, whose parent company is a Chinese-owned company subject, the governor claims, to Chinese government requests for data, technology, and other intellectual property. Kelly is calling on all other state entities to implement similar policies.

“Today, I am taking common-sense steps to protect Kansans’ privacy and security,” Kelly said. “TikTok mines users’ data and potentially makes it available to the Chinese Communist Party -- a threat recognized by a growing group of bipartisan leaders across the United States.”

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Gov. Laura Kelly bans TikTok from state-owned devices

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Governor Laura Kelly on Wednesday signed Executive Order No. 22-10, which bans the use of the social media platform TikTok on all state-owned devices for Kansas executive branch agencies, boards, and commissions and their respective employees, and prohibits access on the state network.