BBC tells staff to delete TikTok

The BBC has asked staff to remove TikTok from company-owned devices on Sunday unless the application is being used for business purposes.

The UK banned TikTok on government phones last week over security concerns. This is a move already made by other Western countries such as the United States and Canada.

Just days after the government’s ban on TikTok was announced, the British government-funded BBC said: memo Tell your employees to remove the app.

BBC guidance reported by deadline“We do not recommend installing TikTok on BBC corporate devices unless there is a legitimate business reason.”

In a statement to The Hill, a BBC spokesperson said the company will continue to monitor activity on third-party platforms, including TikTok.

“The BBC takes the safety and security of our systems, data and people very seriously. said in a statement.

The Hill reached out to TikTok for comment.

The Biden administration last week called on TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, to sell its stake in the social media platform or risk being banned in the United States.

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew said in an interview: wall street journal Selling stake in the app company does not resolve TikTok’s perceived security risks.

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