An internal notice distributed to House personnel states that TikTok has been banned from electronic devices under the purview of the US House of Representatives.
According to the notice supplied to CNN by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, users who install the short-form video app on any House mobile device would be ordered to delete the software.
The notice identifies TikTok as a “high risk to users due to a number of security risks,” according to the report published on Friday.
Separately, the US government is anticipated to ban TikTok from all governmental devices soon as part of legislation included in the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill that President Joe Biden is expected to sign.
Due to the apparent lack of progress in the talks, some TikTok critics, including those in Congress and at the state level, have called for the app to be banned from government devices and possibly more broadly.
Ariel Ben Solomon is the Growth and Strategy manager at Ecomhunt. He is the host of the Ecomhunt Podcast. Can be followed on Twitter at @ArielBenSolomon