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Rubio, Hawley, Colleagues Welcome Committee Passage of Legislation to Ban TikTok on Government Devices

May 13, 2021 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Tom Cotton (R-AR) welcomed the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ unanimous approval of their bill to ban TikTok on government devices
“There is absolutely no reason why TikTok, an application that Beijing can use to collect Americans’ personal data, should be available on government devices,” Rubio said. “I am glad to see the Senate finally moving forward on this issue.”
“TikTok is an immediate security threat that no has place on government devices,” Hawley said. “This should not be a partisan issue and I’m glad to see my colleagues in the Senate act together to address Beijing’s covert data collection campaign. Banning TikTok from government devices is a good first step towards taking Chinese espionage seriously.”
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