University of Texas at Austin Permanently Blocks TikTok on Network

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the University of Texas at Austin announced that it has blocked TikTok access across the university’s networks. According to the announcement to its users, “You are no longer able to access TikTok on any device if you are connected to the university via its wired or WIFI networks.” The measure was in response to Governor Greg Abbott’s December 7, 2022, directive to all state agencies to eliminate TikTok from state networks. Following the directive, the University removed TikTok from university-issued devices, including cell phones, laptops and work stations.