“TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has left the company amid ongoing disputes with the Trump administration and sale talks. The news was first reported by the Financial Times.
Over the last few weeks, TikTok has faced an extraordinary amount of pressure from the Trump administration. Trump demanded that an American company purchase TikTok’s US business – a complicated deal considering that TikTok is a global company – or the app would be banned in the US entirely. Microsoft has emerged as a front runner in the ongoing sales talks, but companies from Oracle to Netflix have reportedly also taken meetings with Chinese parent company ByteDance.”
Ignoring the technological reasons behind the fact that Trump can’t ban TikTok in the US…it’s insane to think a President is stupid and corrupt enough to even attempt to abuse his power like this.