Iowa’s Legislators Should Prohibit All State Spending on China Tech, Not Just Educational Funds

“Mr. Chew has a long way to go before any of us are convinced that TikTok isn’t feeding data to the CCP,” Iowa Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks said on March 23 during the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s questioning of TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew. She has good reason to be concerned. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds banned TikTok on state devices late last year. But, Iowans should also worry about the $1,834,509 spent on dangerous Chinese technology from Lexmark and Lenovo, as uncovered by China Tech Threat (CTT).CTT’s analysis reveals purchases of this risky technology by the Judicial Branch, the Department of Transportation, community colleges and sheriffs’ offices, as outlined in CTT’s Iowa fact sheet. And, like TikTok, China’s 2017… Read More