Canadian politicians have started disabling TikTok accounts after both the federal government and the House of Representatives decided to ban the app from devices.
conservative Leader Pierre Polivre has already stopped using the TikTok video app, and a spokesperson said all members of the caucus will do the same.
Finance Council President Mona Fortier’s office has said all Liberal lawmakers have been asked to suspend their TikTok accounts and remove the app from both work and personal devices.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has said he plans to move away from social media platforms, but has not made clear whether all parliamentarians will follow suit.
Fortier announced Monday that Ottawa will ban TikTok from all government-issued devices, after similar moves in the United States and the European Union, with the House of Representatives saying its own ban will take effect Friday.
Last week, state and federal privacy watchdogs announced a study investigating whether TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, complies with Canadian privacy laws.