TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer faces first big challenge after India app ban - Business Insider

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer faces first big challenge after India app ban - Business Insider

• India said Monday it was blocking TikTok and 59 other foreign apps, citing concerns the Chinese app is "stealing" user data as India clashes with China over a disputed border between the two countries. • This is the first major challenge the viral video-sharing app faces under its new CEO, Kevin Mayer, who was appointed to the position in May. • Mayer plans to address TikTok's around 2,000 "panic-stricken" employees on Tuesday, Indian outlet Business Today reports. The head of TikTok in India has reportedly said there will be no layoffs as a result of the ban. The viral video-sharing app TikTok is facing a ban in one of its biggest global markets just a month into its new CEO's tenure. The Indian government said on Monday that it had banned access to TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, along with dozens of other Chinese apps as tensions escalate between the two countries amid a violent border dispute. India's ban on TikTok is the first big challenge Kevin Mayer is facing as the company's CEO, a position he stepped into June 1. Mayer, who previously led Disney's streaming services, is now tasked with steering the business as it handles the potential loss of a userbase in India surpassing more than a half-million downloads. TikTok's India operations head said in a statement that the company is "in the process" of complying with India's ban and organizing meetings with Indian government stakeholders. Mayer, who oversees TikTok's global ...
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