Youngkin Bans TikTok & WeChat On State Owned Devices

Governor Glenn Youngkin issued an executive order banning the use of TikTok, WeChat and other applications developed by ByteDance Limited or Tencent Holdings Limited on state government devices and wireless networks. The order also requires businesses who contract with the state government to also prohibit the use of those applications on state-owned devices or IT infrastructure. The Executive Order applies to all Executive Offices and Executive Branch Agencies.