Tiktok CEO Mayer to quit after three months due to ongoing political turmoil
TikTok’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Mayer announced that he would leave the company after three months amid ongoing disputes with the Trump administration.
According to the Chinese-owned video app, U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas would replace Mayer on an interim basis.
“In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply changed, I have done significant reflection on what the corporate structural changes will require, and what it means for the global role I signed up for,” Mayer stated in a letter to its employees.
“Against this backdrop, and as we expect to reach a resolution very soon, it is with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to leave the company,” he added.
ByteDance’s founder and CEO Yiming Zhang said in a separate letter that the company was “moving quickly to find resolutions to the issues that we face globally, particularly in the U.S. and India.”