Biden Campaign Bans TikTok On All Staff Devices


The Joe Biden Campaign has ordered all its staff to delete and stop using Chinese app, TikTok, over fear of security breaches and privacy concerns.

The ban order was issued by Joe Biden’s general counsel, Dana Remus, in a memo on Monday. The memo asked staffers to delete the app from both personal and work phones as well as stop downloading using the app.

The memo also asked staff to desist from trading personal stocks without approval from the general counsel.

The Chinese app, TikTok is under severe scrutiny by the U.S government over fears it could hand over user data to the Chinese government under pressure.

Security concerns are also heightened as a result of the craze of American teens over the app and the buzzing rate at which more teens continue to download and use the app.

TikTok announced last year, that about 60% of its active monthly users were American teenagers and the numbers have been rising since.

The United States Senate is getting ready to vote on a “No TikTok on Government Devices” bill sponsored by a Missouri Republican, Senator Josh Hawley.

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, walks back to the Oval Office in Washington, after speaking about the election in the Rose Garden. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The bill will ban TikTok on all government issued devices when passed. Some government agencies and companies have already banned TikTok from employee devices.

Top Trump administration officials have said they are considering a broader ban on the Chinese app. Meanwhile, a TikTok spokeswoman said, all the company is concerned about, is providing a safe experience to American citizens.


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