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LA Education Chief Urges Schools To Ban TikTok Use On School Devices

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TIKTOK BAN IN LA SCHOOLS — Louisiana's Superintendent of Education, Dr. Cade Brumley is urging schools to remove TikTok from public devices amid concerns about security and the privacy of users’ data. Speaking with news agency BR-Proud in Baton Rouge, Brumley explained his concerns concerns about TikTok, the world’s second-most popular domain.

“I think schools and school systems should remove the app because we are just not certain exactly what this company might be doing with the data of our students,” Brumley said. “And it’s important that we have to protect student privacy today.”

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Courtesy: La. Dept. of Education
Dr. Cade Brumley is superintendent for the Louisiana Department of Education.

Brumley is the latest state official to speak out about TikTok- Louisiana's commissioner of administration last month banned the use of TikTok on certain state networks with the approval of Gov. John Bel Edwards. In mid-December, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin banned TikTok on all devices issued by his agency. The debate over TikTok has reached a national scale. Last month Congress approved a spending bill that banned TikTok from most U.S. government-issued devices for employees.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.