Former Walt Disney director appointed CEO of TikTok

Former Walt Disney director appointed CEO of TikTok

Posted on May 19, 2020

TikTok, a short video sharing application, has named Kevin A. Mayer, a 58-year-old former consumer director of well-known entertainment company Walt Disney, as its chief executive officer (CEO).

This is the first time that an American has been appointed to the second-largest position in the Chinese application TikTok.

Kevin A. Mayer has been the Director-Chairman of Walt Disney's Consumer International Division for many years, and the business of the Walt Disney Company, headed by him, has grown significantly.

Kevin A. Mayer also introduced a streaming TV channel called Disney Plus under Walt Disney in November 2019 and the channel instantly became 550 million subscribers.
He also raised Walt Disney's revenue through a number of other projects.


With Kevin A. Mayer being promoted to one of the top positions in the Chinese sharing application, many experts believe that the US government's austerity measures are now likely to be eased.

According to the Associated Press (AP), Kevin A. Mayer has been named CEO of Byte Dance, the owner of TikTok, and will only report to the company's founder.

The appointment of Kevin A. Mayer as CEO of Tick Talk and Chinese company Byte Dance and technology security experts say that this could reduce the American hardship on the Chinese company.

The US government has repeatedly raised security concerns over the content of TikTok, calling it a threat to its national security.

The US government claims that the TikTok application spies on the US through its content
 The tikTok content policy is also dominated by people of Chinese descent, which is why the US government has imposed a number of restrictions on TikTok.

The US government has banned all government employees from downloading the TikTak application on mobile phones, while in addition to the same application, the US government has cracked down on Chinese apps and technology companies in recent years.

While the US government has imposed restrictions on TikTok and considers them a threat to its national security, the US government has also imposed sanctions on other companies, including the Chinese mobile company Huawei.

However, now that TikTok has appointed a US official to the top post, it is being speculated that the US government may reconsider its policy regarding TikTok policy in the near future. It is too early to say anything.


Mian Tajamul

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