February 22, 2024

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TikTok chief Kevin Mayer quits in wake of Trump ban threat

Earlier this thirty day period, the US president signed an executive buy to block TikTok if ByteDance did not close the app’s US functions by the middle of September. A week afterwards, he issued one more buy giving ByteDance ninety days to total the deal.

In June, the corporation was also on the getting close of a ban from the Indian government after it blocked 59 Chinese applications adhering to a border clash involving India and China.

Mayer wrote to the Indian government stating Beijing had never asked for person info, nor would TikTok switch it around if questioned.

ByteDance has been in talks to promote TikTok’s North American, Australian and New Zealand functions, which could be value $25bn (£18.9bn), to companies like Microsoft Corp and Oracle, Reuters claimed.

Mr Mayer only formally took up the purpose at TikTok on June one. 

TikTok explained: “We respect that the political dynamics of the very last couple months have noticeably changed what the scope of Kevin’s purpose would be likely forward, and absolutely respect his conclusion. We thank him for his time at the corporation and wish him nicely.”