No More TikTok for American Soldiers. American soldiers are no longer allowed to make videos with TikTok.
The Chinese video app has been banned by the army and the navy because it is a “cyber hazard”, the military news site Military.com and CNN report.
“We don’t allow it on government telephones,” the army departments say. It is not known whether the US Air Force and Marines also prohibit TikTok.
The army leadership cannot forbid soldiers to use TikTok on their own telephones but can call for restraint.
TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance.
US officials have been saying that the app is a security risk for some time. Personal data from soldiers and civil servants could end up in Chinese hands.