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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.