The University of Texas at Austin Bans Students From Using TikTok on Network

The University of Texas at Austin Bans Students From Using TikTok on Network


The University of Texas at Austin recently banned students from using TikTon on its Wi-Fi network. Katabella Roberts of The Epoch Times noted that this is in line with Governor Greg Abbott’s “December 2022 directive that all state agencies eliminate the cybersecurity risks posed by the video-sharing app.”

On January 17, 2023, Jeff Neyland, adviser to the university’s president for technology strategy, sent an email to UT students announcing how the school is taking measures to comply with the governor’s executive order. 

“The federal government recognizes the video-sharing mobile application as a national security threat,” the email stated. “Several federal agencies and states have already prohibited its use on their government networks and government-issued devices.”

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“Recently, UT Austin began the process of removing

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