Selkirk bans TikTok on all institution-owned devices


Selkirk College has banned TikTok from all school-owned devices, joining a growing list of governmental and postsecondary institutions which have blocked the use of the social media app. In a directive issued to college employees, Selkirk VP Kerry Clarke stated that the ban was made in response to concerns about TikTok’s collection of user data. The notice also urged employees to proceed with caution when using other related apps on college-issued devices. “While TikTok has been identified as a particularly concerning app due to its data collection practices and potential for censorship, it is not the only app that poses a risk,” said Clarke, who went onto cite Telegram and WeChat as other apps currently under scrutiny.

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