TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has left the Chinese-owned video app firm just three months since joining, and only days since the company sued the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump over an executive order effectively banning it in the United States. He will be replaced by U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas on an interim basis,… Read More TikTok chief executive Kevin Mayer resigns
TikTok on Monday sued U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration over his executive order banning transactions in the United States with the popular short-form video-sharing app, calling it a pretext to fuel anti-China rhetoric as he seeks reelection. TikTok and its parent ByteDance Ltd rejected what they called the White House’s position that it was a… Read More TikTok files lawsuit over ban of U.S operations
TikTok said on Saturday it plans to file a lawsuit on Monday against President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting transactions with the popular short video app and its Chinese parent ByteDance. TikTok said it had tried to engage with the U.S administration for nearly a year, but faced “a lack of due process” and that… Read More TikTok plans to file lawsuit to challenge executive order of U.S. President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump ordered ByteDance on Friday to divest the U.S. operations of its video-sharing app TikTok within 90 days, the latest effort to ramp up pressure on the Chinese company over concerns about the safety of the personal data it handles. “There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that ByteDance … might… Read More President Donald Trump orders ByteDance to divest U.S. operations of TikTok within 90 days
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. U.S. officials have said TikTok under its… Read More ByteDance offers to concede U.S. operations of TikTok
The White House is preparing to force Chinese internet giant ByteDance to shed the U.S. operations of TikTok, as potential buyers, including Microsoft Corp, are already in talks to buy the popular short video app, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The move would be the culmination of U.S. national security concerns over… Read More Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok as parent company faces forced breakup
TikTok, the popular short-form video app, has been sued by rival Triller, which accused it of infringing its patent for stitching together multiple music videos with a single audio track. Triller said in a complaint filed on Wednesday that TikTok and its Chinese-owned parent ByteDance Ltd willfully infringed the June 2017 patent by importing and… Read More Triller files lawsuit against TikTok over patent infringement
Social media app TikTok is launching a content moderation center in a bid to boost transparency, the Chinese company said on Wednesday, as it faces scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers who have accused it of sharing user data with the Chinese government. The ‘Transparency Center’ is to be opened at TikTok’s Los Angeles office where external… Read More TikTok launches moderation center to boost transparency following privacy concerns in U.S.