TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer Has Quit: Reports

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Multiple reports suggest that TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has quit amidst the storm of political opposition the company faces from many countries. The company is at the center of challenging times and this seems to be the cause of exit of the executive.

Financial Times accessed the internal email that announced his departure from the company. Mayer’s email centered on the subject of how the political environment had changed his global role and how he has decided to leave the company.

Vanessa Pappas is going to be the interim CEO of TikTok for now.

TikTok is one of the most popular mobile apps in the world and has been nothing short of a sensation online. But the app has received a severe backlash from several countries and is under some considerable political duress in the U.S. too under the Trump administration. Trump recently moved the motion for TikTok to sell its U.S. business to an American company or presented the social media app with the option of getting banned in the country.

Kevin Mayer had joined the company in May this year. He was the Head of direct-to-consumer content at Disney prior to joining TikTok.