Purdue University has enacted a ban on TikTok on school Wi-Fi networks, citing privacy concerns, as the social media giant faces increased scrutiny from state and federal officials. bottom. According to the Purdue indexthe school’s student newspaper.
According to The Exponent, university officials said TikTok’s history of “algorithmic censorship of free speech” was one of the deciding factors for the ban.
According to reports, students cannot access TikTok both on the mobile app and on TikTok’s official website.
According to The Exponent, the school detailed that TikTok has “overly intrusive” privacy and usage agreements that compromise the safety of users’ data.
A university spokeswoman told The Exponent that students can access both the TikTok app and website even when not connected to the school’s network.
The move follows the removal of a TikTok account linked to Purdue earlier this year, according to The Exponent.