Thursday, February 22 2024

Gov. Henry McMaster announced Monday afternoon, the popular video-sharing social media platform TikTok will now be blocked from South Carolina government devices. The governor requested to block the platform from all state government electronic devices in a letter to the South Carolina Department of Administration Executive Director Marcia Adams. The Department of Administration is a cabinet agency which utilizes “shared services and centralization to help agencies efficiently and securely carry out common government functions.” This can include internet services, managing mobile devices, computers, and other online devices at state agencies, with a focus on cybersecurity. The governor has continuously encouraged state agencies to partner with the Department of Administration to allow the state’s cyber infrastructure to be managed comprehensively. The letter to Executive Director Adams outlined Gov. McMaster’s requests for an account of agencies not currently utilizing shared services.

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