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SD Gov. Kristi Noem Bans State Government Workers From TikTok

SD Gov. Kristi Noem Bans State Government Workers From TikTok

( – On November 29, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (D) signed an executive order banning TikTok for her state’s employees, agencies, and contractors using government devices. The leader announced the move on Twitter, saying the Chinese government will not participate in gathering intelligence from anyone dealing with the state government under her watch. Noem believes the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using private data from the social media platform to “manipulate the American people,” and she’ll have no part in it.

Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) praised the move, saying the app threatens “national security.” Noem is hoping other states follow her lead.

In 2020, then-President Donald Trump attempted to ban the app entirely, but legal challenges kept the measure from taking effect. In June 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order canceling Trump’s desired move and enacting steps to protect US citizens’ data. As of that year, over 78 million people in the United States were using TikTok.

A new Forbes report from November said the Chinese government was likely using the social media app to push political propaganda to those in the US.

Do you think Noem made the right move? Do you think other states should follow in her footsteps?

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