The TikTok logo is displayed outside a TikTok office on Dec. 20, 2022 in Culver City, California. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

Not all state TikTok bans are built equally

Nearly half of all states have banned TikTok from government use, only a few have extended those bans to other Chinese-owned tech companies.
Kristi Noem
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem poses with a guest of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip campground after riding in the Legends Ride for charity on August 09, 2021 near Sturgis, South Dakota. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

South Dakota governor bans TikTok on state devices

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said TikTok's ownership by a Chinese parent company makes it a "growing national security threat."