Last week, students at Alabama's Auburn University were told the school is blocking TikTok access.
The policy is in response to a statewide ban of the app which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance — from being accessed on school networks and devices. imposed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.
According to an official campus email sent out to students obtained by the Times, people on campus will still be able to use the app on personal devices and even devices supplied by Auburn so long as they use their own cell service. (Or they switch their vpn)
Alabama has become another of over 26 states in the U.S. that have taken measures to ban TikTok in certain areas if not across all state devices.
Here’s a list of states that have reportedly banned TikTok on state devices:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
What do you think?….
Censorship? Cybersecurity threat? A lil bit of both…or a lot more?