DNC AND RNC WARN CAMPAIGNS ABOUT USING TIKTOK

The Democratic National Committee warned Democratic campaigns, committees and state parties Friday to take additional security precautions when using TikTok.

In the email, the DNC security team wrote, “We continue to advise campaign staff to refrain from using TikTok on personal devices.

“The RNC has advised employees and stakeholders to not download the TikTok app on their personal devices,” she said, citing “security concerns.”

The DNC had suggested to campaigns in a memo in December not to use TikTok, citing concerns about the app’s “Chinese ties and potentially sending data back to the Chinese government.”

“Campaign staff should refrain from using foreign-developed apps such as FaceApp and TikTok.

The DNC security team said in Friday’s email it had been getting more questions about TikTok after Pompeo’s comments and after India’s decision to ban the app amid heightened tensions with Beijing.

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