Texas AG Paxton to Newsmax: States Should Ban China-Owned TikTok

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Newsmax on Thursday that other states should “absolutely” follow his state and consider banning government employees from using the video-sharing app TikTok on state-issued devices.

“This is clearly a problem,” Paxton said during an appearance on Newsmax’s “American Agenda.” “President Trump brought it up years ago and, of course, now the director of the FBI has talked about it up in Michigan, so it’s clearly a problem and the Chinese are taking advantage of it.

“As long as we allow them to do it, and we are doing that, we’re going to have problems with sensitive information and personal information being grabbed by the Chinese government, usually for bad purposes.”

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