Banning the TikTok app on government-owned devices is not off the table for the City of Moose Jaw.
In a reply to a media request by Discover Moose Jaw, Manager of Communications and Stakeholder Relations Craig Hemingway said the city is currently looking into the matter but no decision has been made yet.
This comes as a number of municipalities as well as the federal and provincial governments are banning the app.
The federal government announced its ban on Monday and the provincial government followed suit on Wednesday pending a federal threat assessment. In the last couple of days, the cities of Regina and Weyburn have announced they are removing TikTok from government-owned devices.
The Province of Saskatchewan joins Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec in banning the app.
The popular video-sharing app is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. There are security concerns among governments across the world that the company could be sharing user data with the Chinese government in an effort of spread propaganda and misinformation.