TikTok chief Kevin Mayer quits in wake of Trump ban threat

Earlier this thirty day period, the US president signed an government purchase to block TikTok if ByteDance did not finish the app’s US functions by the center of September. A 7 days later on, he issued yet another purchase providing ByteDance 90 times to total the offer.

In June, the enterprise was also on the receiving finish of a ban from the Indian government after it blocked 59 Chinese apps next a border clash concerning India and China.

Mayer wrote to the Indian government saying Beijing had never requested person details, nor would TikTok flip it around if requested.

ByteDance has been in talks to market TikTok’s North American, Australian and New Zealand functions, which could be truly worth $25bn (£18.9bn), to organizations which includes Microsoft Corp and Oracle, Reuters noted.

Mr Mayer only officially took up the role at TikTok on June one. 

TikTok claimed: “We value that the political dynamics of the last number of months have noticeably altered what the scope of Kevin’s role would be heading forward, and totally regard his choice. We thank him for his time at the enterprise and desire him very well.”