Maryland is the latest state to ban TikTok in government agencies

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Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland is banning the use of TikTok and certain China and Russia-based platforms in the state’s executive branch of government. John Locher/AP

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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Maryland is banning the use of TikTok and certain China and Russia-based platforms in the state’s executive branch of government, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday, the latest state to address cybersecurity risks presented by the platforms.

The Republican governor announced an emergency cybersecurity directive to prohibit the platforms’ use, saying they could be

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