Aurora City Council bans communist Chinese spy app TikTok on bipartisan vote, Polis still silent on ban for Colorado state workers

By Duncan Luning
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In a bipartisan vote on Monday night, Aurora City Council voted Monday night to ban TikTok from city devices. 

“This is not a partisan issue, or one being driven by politics, these platforms pose a genuine national security threat,” Aurora City Councilmember Dustin Zvonek told Campfire Colorado. “I hope more elected officials, at every level of government, will do everything within their power to protect our citizens privacy and our nations digital networks.”

According to a report from the Denver Gazette, it’s a ban from all city devices as well as personal devices connected to city networks. This includes other platforms owned by its parent company, ByteDance.

Governor Jared Polis is still refusing to answer questions on his personal use of the communist Chinese spy app TikTok and a possible ban on the app for Colorado state devices. 

Five Republican state lawmakers recently called on Polis to ban the Chinese spy app and Campfire Colorado founder Matt Connelly called on Polis to make the move in recent op-ed.

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About the Author:

Duncan Luning is Campfire Colorado’s Capitol Correspondent.