Update on Gov. Reeves' Directive on TikTok
TikTok will not be accessible on UM's network. Click message for details.
Governor Tate Reeves issued a directive earlier this month to Mississippi departments and agencies banning TikTok and other software applications developed by ByteDance Ltd (referred to collectively as TikTok) from all state-issued government devices and the state’s network.
What this means:
- TikTok will no longer be accessible on the university’s network.
- UM employees may not download or use TikTok on state-issued devices. UM employees who installed TikTok on state-issued devices are required to delete the app no later than Jan. 31, 2023.
- Citing concerns about data security and protection of intellectual property, the Governor’s directive names TikTok as a security threat that can be used to gain access to sensitive information stored on electronic devices.
- The governor’s actions are similar to actions taken by the federal government and other states banning TikTok due to national security concerns.