U.S. Senate votes to bar TikTok from government devices as state bans multiply

By: - December 16, 2022 5:05 am
In this photo illustration, a mobile phone can be seen displaying the logos for Chinese apps WeChat and TikTok in front of a monitor showing the flags of the United States and China on an internet page in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

The U.S. Senate unanimously voted Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, to ban TikTok from federal phones over concerns about security threats from China. The bill became law after senators attached it to a massive omnibus bill for funding the government in December of last year. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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