University of Wisconsin System announces TikTok ban

Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 3:00 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - University of Wisconsin System officials say they will prohibit the use of TikTok on system devices. System spokesman Mark Pitsch told The Associated Press about the move in emails on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, Gov. Tony Evers banned the use of TikTok on state phones and other devices, citing potential risks to privacy, safety and security. The order did not apply to the U.W. System because it isn’t an executive branch agency.

The University of Wisconsin employs about 40,000 faculty and staff system-wide.

A number of universities across the country have banned TikTok in recent weeks, including Auburn, Oklahoma and Texas.