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Two Major Airlines Ban TikTok for Employees



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Two major airlines have moved to ban TikTok use for all employees.
According to USA Today, Delta’s TikTok ban applies not only to company-issued gadgets but also to personal devices used to access company services such as emails and schedules.
Southwest Airlines recently implemented a similar ban, telling USA Today, “Southwest maintains contracts with various government agencies, and earlier this month, the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued an interim rule prohibiting the use of TikTok on devices used for official business by government contractors.”
“As a federal contractor, we are required to adhere to this guidance and accordingly, TikTok is inaccessible via the Southwest network,” a rep for Southwest revealed.
USA Today reports the bans stem from government concerns over the safety of the Chinese-owned app and its parent company, ByteDance, which has already been blocked from all government-issued devices. The anti-TikTok legislation now applies to major airlines since they are considered government contractors.
“To comply with this requirement, Delta has prohibited the use of TikTok and ByteDance applications on all Delta-issued information technology assets,” a rep for Delta confirmed with USA Today. “We are also asking employees to either remove TikTok from personal devices that access Delta systems or remove all Delta systems from their personal devices.”