Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joins other Republican states to ban TikTok

Larry Hogan
FILE – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan talks to reporters, April, 4, 2022. Stunning new revelations about former President Donald Trump’s fight to overturn the 2020 election have exposed growing political vulnerabilities just as he eyes another presidential bid. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File) Brian Witte/AP

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joins other Republican states to ban TikTok

Video Embed

Outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) announced an emergency cybersecurity directive to ban TikTok from Maryland’s state-owned and state-leased devices.

Maryland’s governor joined South Dakota and South Carolina to disallow the app from government devices.

iFrame Object

WATCH: JASON ALDEAN’S WIFE BLASTS BALENCIAGA’S AD AS BEING ‘METICULOUSLY THOUGHT OUT’

In addition to TikTok, Hogan’s directive included the removal of other Chinese- and Russian-influenced products and platforms.

“There may be no greater threat to our personal safety and our national security than the cyber vulnerabilities that support our daily lives,” Hogan said in a statement. “To further protect our systems, we are issuing this emergency directive against foreign actors and organizations that seek to weaken and divide us.”

On Tuesday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and other lawmakers representing Wisconsin sent a letter to Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) calling for TikTok’s removal from state devices.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER

Arkansas state Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R) joined the cause Monday and filed a bill to ban the app from state-owned devices.

The directives follow FBI Director Christopher Wray’s warning that TikTok is a threat to national security.

© 2022 Washington Examiner

Related articles

Share article

Latest articles