The hits keep on coming for TikTok as Well Fargo has instructed employees to delete the social media app from their phones.
TikTok has been under siege over the last few months in regard to numerous privacy and security issues. The company has been sued for allegedly capturing and uploading video to Chinese servers without consent, violating child privacy and censoring users deemed ‘poor’ or ‘ugly.’ The app has been labeled ‘fundamentally parasitic,’ and has been banned from the phones of government agencies and military personnel. The Trump administration is even mulling a widespread ban of the app.
Amidst these issues, Wells Fargo has told some employees to delete the app from their phones, citing privacy concerns surrounding it. The ban appears to primarily impact a small number of employees with corporate devices.
“Due to concerns about TikTok’s privacy and security controls and practices, and because corporate-owned devices should be used for company business only, we have directed those employees to remove the app from their devices,” the company said in a statement to CNN Business.
Given how popular the app has become, any widespread ban will likely run into resistance. Nonetheless, the tide seems to be turning against TikTok.