Purdue University blocks TikTok on school Wi-Fi – NBC Chicago
Purdue University has enacted a ban on TikTok on the school’s Wi-Fi network, citing privacy concerns as the social media giant faces increased scrutiny from federal and government officials. state, according to The Purdue Exponent, the school’s student newspaper.
According to The Exponent, a university official said TikTok’s history of “algorithmic censorship of free speech” was one of the deciding factors behind the ban.
The report states that students cannot access TikTok on both the mobile app and the official TikTok website.
The school clarified that TikTok has “overly invasive” privacy and user agreements that compromise user data security, according to The Exponent.
A university spokesperson told The Exponent that students can still access both the TikTok app and website when not connected to a school network.
According to The Exponent, the move follows the removal of Purdue University-affiliated TikTok accounts earlier this year.