TikTok CEO In Talks with Govt.

After the escalation on the LAC between India and China, the Indian govt. in an unprecedented move banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok which has a huge user base in India. The app has over 200 million active users that use the platform to showcase their skills and entertain the public.

The TikTok CEO Kevin Meyer said that he was working with the stakeholders to address the concerns raised by the Indian govt. He said that the company is committed to support the welfare of the creator community of TikTok. Kevin Meyer, who is also the COO of the parent company of TikTok, ByteDance said that the top creators on the platform are being engaged by their creator managers who are reassuring them of the efforts that the company is putting into work with the govt. and keep informing them of any updates about the path forward. He said that the company worked hard to ensure that people are able to express their creativity and joy through self-expression and share them globally.

In a message addressed to 2,000 employees of the company in India, Meyer said that the platform had encountered a challenging and unfortunate situation in the country, but the company was committed and resolved to the mission to address the concerns while working with the stakeholders. He further added, “TikTok continues to comply with all the data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and places the highest importance on user privacy and integrity.”

The DoT (Department of Telecommunications) directed all the internet service providers and telecom operators in the country to block access to all the 59 Chinese apps. All the players are also required to submit the compliance report to DoT.

Nikhil Gandhi, Head of TikTok India said that the company is invited to meet the govt. stakeholders to give the company an opportunity to respond.

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