The UK Parliament shut down its TikTok on Wednesday Account after MPs raised concerns over the social media app being owned by Chinese parent firm ByteDance.
“Based on feedback from members (of Parliament), we are closing the UK Parliament’s pilot TikTok account earlier than planned,” a spokesperson for Parliament said.
“This account was a pilot initiative while we were testing the platform as a way to bring relevant parliamentary content to younger audiences,” he added, but the account has now been suspended.
The objections were led by a group of MPs sanctioned by Beijing for speaking out against alleged human rights violations.
Former Tory leader Ian Duncan Smith, one of those sanctioned, welcomed the decision.
“We need to start talking to people about not using TikTok,” he said.