April 16, 2024

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TikTok chief Kevin Mayer quits in wake of Trump ban threat

Earlier this month, the US president signed an govt buy to block TikTok if ByteDance did not conclusion the app’s US operations by the center of September. A 7 days afterwards, he issued a different buy giving ByteDance 90 days to finish the deal.

In June, the organization was also on the obtaining conclusion of a ban from the Indian government after it blocked 59 Chinese apps adhering to a border clash between India and China.

Mayer wrote to the Indian government stating Beijing had never requested consumer knowledge, nor would TikTok switch it in excess of if asked.

ByteDance has been in talks to offer TikTok’s North American, Australian and New Zealand operations, which could be value $25bn (£18.9bn), to firms such as Microsoft Corp and Oracle, Reuters documented.

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

TikTok reported: “We take pleasure in that the political dynamics of the last handful of months have substantially improved what the scope of Kevin’s purpose would be likely forward, and absolutely regard his conclusion. We thank him for his time at the organization and wish him well.”