Cynthia M. Allen: Texas is restricting harmful social media on college campuses, but why stop at TikTok?

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

One appropriate response to this month’s move by the University of Texas at Austin, the University of North Texas, and other state schools’ decisions to ban TikTok from their wired and Wi-Fi networks might be: “big woo.” The colleges are simply complying with Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent directive “to all state agencies to eliminate the cybersecurity risks posed by TikTok.” To be honest, TikTok bans are hardly a revolutionary idea. The popular social media app is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company, and has long been on the radar of security agencies, not to mention a particular worry of many t…

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