TikTok on Wednesday said it would scale down the size of its workforce constituting over 2,000 employees in India.
The popular short-video sharing platform has taken the decision as India continues its ban on the service of Chinese social media firm Bytedance which owns Tiktok and Helo apps.
According to a media report, TikTok’s global interim head Vanessa Pappas and vice president for global business solutions Blake Chandlee has revealed the decision of the company in a joint email to its employees.
As per the email TikTok is reducing team size in India.
The decision of the Chinese company is going to affect all its employees serving in India.
The executives expressed uncertainty on the company’s comeback to India.
“We have worked steadfastly to comply with the Government of India order issued on June 29, 2020. We continually strive to make our apps comply with local laws and regulations and do our best to address any concerns they have,” the report quoted a TikTok spokesperson as saying in a statement.
“It is therefore disappointing that in the ensuing seven months, despite our efforts we have not been given a clear direction on how and when our apps could be reinstated,” the spokesperson added.
Amid the border tension between India and China in eastern Ladakh , the Indian government initially banned a total 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser and Xiaomi’s Mi Community.
“It is deeply regretful that after supporting our 2000+ employees in India for more than half a year, we have no choice but to scale back the size of our workforce,” the TikTok spokesperson had said.