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In advance of a government prohibition, the US House disables TikTok on official devices.

TikTok has been banned from all U.S. House of Representatives-managed devices. The House cites “high risk” security concerns in a memo to staff and lawmakers. Government-wide ban on the popular video app will soon take effect. There are more than 100 million users in the United States.

TikTok fired four employees after an internal investigation found they had tracked two American journalists. TikTok called the imminent government-wide ban a “political gesture”. The app could be used by Beijing to spy on or influence Americans, critics say. It will sever decision-making over its U.S. operations from its Chinese headquarters.