TikTok chief Kevin Mayer quits in wake of Trump ban threat

Earlier this month, the US president signed an executive buy to block TikTok if ByteDance did not

Earlier this month, 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 week later on, he issued a different buy providing ByteDance 90 days to comprehensive the deal.

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

Mayer wrote to the Indian government indicating Beijing had never asked for user data, nor would TikTok transform it over if asked.

ByteDance has been in talks to market TikTok’s North American, Australian and New Zealand operations, which could be worthy of $25bn (£18.9bn), to companies together with Microsoft Corp and Oracle, Reuters described.

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

TikTok claimed: “We appreciate that the political dynamics of the very last handful of months have appreciably altered what the scope of Kevin’s job would be heading forward, and fully regard his conclusion. We thank him for his time at the corporation and would like him well.”