City of Thorold bans TikTok use on internet networks at City facilities

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Effective today, the City of Thorold has banned the use of TikTok on the City’s internet network at City facilities.

Residents who are visiting City facilities, including Allanburg Community Centre, Battle of Beaverdams Park, City Hall, Darlene Ryan Port Robinson Community Centre, Lakeview Cemetery, Lock 7 Viewing Centre, Thorold Community Arenas and Thorold Public Library will not be able to access TikTok on their devices while connected to the City’s internet.

“The safety of our staff and community is our number one priority,” says Manoj Dilwaria, chief administrative officer. “Though we have never allowed TikTok on any corporate devices before, we are following the direction from upper levels of government to further protect the City from possible security and privacy threats by banning the use of TikTok on all City networks.”

Residents will also be unable to access the app when using library computers or borrowing laptops and/or Wi-Fi hotspots from the Thorold Public Library.

The City does not have a corporate TikTok account, but continues to be active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


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