TikTok Plans to Add Jobs in Texas, Despite Trump’s Executive Order

first_imgThe president’s order would effectively outlaw the social media app from operating in the U.S., if it is not sold by its Chinese-owned parent company, ByteDance, within 45 days of the order’s signing.The Trump administration claims that TikTok is a national security concern, potentially sending U.S. user data to the Chinese government.However, TikTok has denied those claims.President Trump Signs Order Banning TikTok, WeChat in 45 Days TikTok says despite the executive order President Trump signed last Thursday to potentially ban the appin the United States, the company still plans to add hundreds of new jobs in Austin, Texas.Blake Chandlee, vice president of TikTok’s Global Business Solutions, said in a statement, “We’re proud to build our presence in Austin and be a part of the thriving business and tech community locally. The Austin community embodies the same creative and entrepreneurial spirit that defines the TikTok community, and we are going to do all we can to ensure our company’s future in Texas and the US.”“Our goal is to be here for years to come for our users, our creators and for the 1,500 people we currently employ in America, the 10,000 people we intend to hire here, including the hundreds of new jobs we’re bringing to Austin,” he continued.Twitter showing interest in TikTok purchase: reports https://t.co/F8N3AjoIm4 pic.twitter.com/hooCBeXZto— The Hill (@thehill) August 9, 2020last_img

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