May 23, 2024


Imagination at work

TikTok chief Kevin Mayer quits in wake of Trump ban threat

Earlier this month, the US president signed an govt purchase to block TikTok if ByteDance did not conclude the app’s US operations by the middle of September. A week later on, he issued an additional purchase supplying ByteDance ninety times to total the offer.

In June, the business was also on the obtaining conclude of a ban from the Indian government after it blocked 59 Chinese apps pursuing a border clash amongst India and China.

Mayer wrote to the Indian government saying Beijing had never asked for person knowledge, nor would TikTok turn it about if questioned.

ByteDance has been in talks to sell TikTok’s North American, Australian and New Zealand operations, which could be really worth $25bn (£18.9bn), to organizations like Microsoft Corp and Oracle, Reuters reported.

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

TikTok said: “We take pleasure in that the political dynamics of the very last several months have drastically changed what the scope of Kevin’s position would be likely forward, and absolutely regard his choice. We thank him for his time at the business and want him effectively.”