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Dive Temporary:

  • A Tennessee monthly bill trying to find to ban the use of TikTok on general public higher education campuses handed the state legislature Thursday and will be despatched to the governor’s business to be signed into law.
  • Although the laws does not checklist TikTok by title, it would prohibit Chinese-owned social media from currently being accessed through Wi-Fi on general public campuses.
  • Republican Gov. Invoice Lee is predicted to signal the invoice. Tennessee passed separate legislation in December to block TikTok from point out federal government-owned units.

Dive Perception:

The federal federal authorities and condition governments have increasingly sought to restrict the use of TikTok. The firm’s CEO, Shou Zi Chew, appeared before Congress on Thursday to protect his corporation from allegations that the platform poses a countrywide safety risk.

At least 25 states have banned TikTok from governing administration-owned devices. When Tennessee is one particular of the very first states to specially ban the app on campuses, some community faculties, like College of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, together with Auburn College, in Alabama, preemptively blocked TikTok soon after their states took action in opposition to the social media giant.