BBC urges staff to delete TikTok from company devices

by Samuel Pordengerg Mar 20, 2023 News
BBC urges staff to delete TikTok from company devices

Unless they're using it for editorial and marketing reasons, the staff has been told to remove TikTok from their devices.

If there is a justified business reason, it is not recommended to install TikTok on a corporation device. TikTok should be deleted if you don't need it.

The social media app, owned by Chinese internet company ByteDance, was banned on government phones due to fears of sensitive data being accessed.

The safety and security of our systems, data and people is very important to thebbc.

We always review activity on third party platforms.

The corporation will continue to use the video-sharing platform to promote its content, but it will keep an eye on it.

In order to reach new audiences, the broadcaster has launched multiple pages on the app.

The official account of the British Broadcasting Corporation has over four million followers and continues to post.

There are other pages available, including those for the News, Sport and Radio 1 of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The BBC warned staff about using TikTok on corporate phones if there was an editorial or business reason.

This is something that affects me. TikTok denied sharing data with China.

There is no smoking gun. Fears are growing louder.

TikTok said it was disappointed with the decision and that it was based onfundamental misconception.

TikTok can still be used as part of editorial, marketing and reporting purposes despite the fact that they are disappointed with the guidance that the BBC has given.

Multiple accounts from news through to music reaching our engaged community both in the UK and around the world can be found on our platform.

The bans have been based on fundamental misconception. We are committed to working with thebbc to address any concerns they have

The Chinese government has not been accused of receiving user data from TikTok.