The world-famous social media platform TikTok has also been banned from using the app in Sweden due to concerns about its proximity to the Chinese government and its holding of user data around the world. In a statement made by the Swedish Ministry of Defense, it was reported that the decision to ban was taken due to security concerns based on "how the application processes user information and reports that have emerged about the owner company ByteDance." "Using mobile phones and tablets can in itself pose a security risk, so we don't want TikTok in our work equipment," said Guna Graufeldt, Press Secretary of the Swedish Armed Forces.
Last week, Norway banned the app from being used on devices with access to the parliamentary system, and on Friday, France announced it was banning public sector employees from downloading "entertainment apps" to their business phones, including TikTok. The US Senate also approved the bill that prohibits government employees from downloading TikTok to state-owned devices due to national security concerns.