Governor McMaster blocks TikTok on state government devices

Governor Henry McMaster has asked the SC Department of Administration to block access to TikTok on all state government electronic devises.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— Governor Henry McMaster has asked the SC Department of Administration to block access to TikTok on all state government electronic devises. The governor made the request in a letter to the department’s Executive Director Marcia Adams.

In a press release provided to ABC Columbia News, Governor McMaster says, “Protecting our State’s critical cyber infrastructure from foreign and domestic threats is key to ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our citizens and businesses.”

The Governor’s action follows months of warnings by national security officials that the social media platform poses a danger to its users.

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