Chief executive officer (CEO) Kevin Mayer of the short video-based Chinese app TikTok has resigned from his post. The company has said in its official statement. His resignation comes days after the famous short-form video-sharing app and one of its employees filed a lawsuit against the US President Donald Trump administration for banning transactions in the US. It was alleged that the Trump administration is doing all this to fuel anti-China rhetoric and take advantage of it in elections. In a letter to the staff, the CEO of TikTok said, “It is with a heavy heart that I want to tell you all that I have decided to leave the company”
TikTok’s GM Vanessa Papps will replace Kevin Mayer on an interim basis. The mayor took over as chief operating officer (COO) at BiteDance, a Chinese company owned by Tiktok, in June itself. He has been reporting directly to the company (ByteDance) founder and CEO Yiming Zhang.
According to TikTok’s website, Mayer joined TikTok after a long and successful career at Disney, during his role as president of Direct to Consumers and International Business, where he developed and succeeded the company’s major streaming service Disney Supervised the rollout.
Meanwhile, California-based TikTok and ByteDans rejected the White House’s position that they said it was a threat to national security, adding that they had “to protect the privacy and security of TikTok’s US user data Has taken extraordinary measures “
The company described an executive order (ban on TikTok ) issued by the Trump administration on 6 August as an instrument in Trump’s alleged “anti-China rhetoric-wide campaign” ahead of the US presidential election on 3 November. Because Trump wants his second term as US President.