Banning TikTok on state government-issued devices

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)– Republican Senator Gregg Schmedes of Tijeras introduced Senate Bill 208 Tuesday. It would ban TikTok on state government-issued devices and networks. The legislation comes one month after President Biden signed similar legislation banning the social media application from all federal government devices. In a statement about the measure Schmedes said in part, “Both the FBI and the FCC have warned about user data being shared with the Chinese government. This bill is a simple step we can take to mitigate national security risks and protect people’s personal information.” The bill was referred to Senate Rules Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee.