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TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

Posted: 3:06 AM, Feb 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-24 03:06:06-05
TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says it won't allow employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues.

The response Sunday comes after Sen. Chuck Schumer had written a letter to the agency's chief.

The letter followed news reports the government launched a national security review of the app.

The app is popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults.

Schumer says national security experts have raised concerns about TikTok’s collection and handling of user data and personal information, locations and other content.