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 finish the app’s US operations by the middle of September. A 7 days later, he issued one more buy supplying ByteDance ninety days to entire the deal.

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

Mayer wrote to the Indian government stating Beijing had never asked for user knowledge, nor would TikTok turn it over if requested.

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

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

TikTok reported: “We recognize that the political dynamics of the very last number of months have drastically altered what the scope of Kevin’s role would be likely forward, and fully respect his choice. We thank him for his time at the enterprise and want him properly.”