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UK Parliament Blocks TikTok Over Security Concerns

 |  March 23, 2023

Britain’s parliament has decided to prohibit the use of TikTok on all devices located within its network. This follows similar initiatives taken by other Western entities with security concerns associated with the popular Chinese-owned video application, reported Reuters.

A TikTok spokesperson called the action “misguided”, saying it was based on fundamental misconceptions about the company.

“Following the government’s decision to ban TikTok from government devices, the commissions of both the House of Commons and Lords have decided that TikTok will be blocked from all parliamentary devices and the wider parliamentary network,” a parliament spokesperson said.

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British authorities last week prohibited the utilization of TikTok on government-issued devices, following in the footsteps of other major countries and international organizations, such as Canada, Belgium, the European Union, and the United States.

“We are disappointed that, despite our requests, we have not been offered any opportunity to address concerns and only ask to be judged on facts and treated equally to our competitors,” the TikTok spokesperson said in a statement.