BREAKING NEWS: TikTok CEO, Kevin Mayer quits!

Kevin Mayer has quit as CEO of TikTok as the Chinese-owned video sharing app faces enormous backlash from President Donald Trump. In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply changed, I have done significant reflection on what the corporate structural changes will require, and what it means for the global role I signed up for,” Mayer said in a memo to employees that was obtained by CNN Business.

“Against this backdrop, and as we expect to reach a resolution very soon, it is with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to leave the company. We appreciate that the political dynamics of the last few months have significantly changed what the scope of Kevin’s role would be going forward, and fully respect his decision,” a TikTok spokesperson said in a statement. TikTok hired Mayer, a former top Disney executive, less than four months ago. The move appeared to be designed to bolster the app’s American credentials and improve its standing with US regulators.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - SEPTEMBER 02:  The new Google logo is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California.  Google has made the most dramatic change to their logo since 1999 and have replaced their signature serif font with a new typeface called Product Sans.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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EL PASO, TX - APRIL 25: A protestor holds a  sign referencing the QAnon conspiracy theory outside the El Paso County Court House during a rally calling for the reopening of El Paso and Texas on April 25, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. Governor Greg Abbott has said he is consulting with medical professionals to create a plan to safely reopen the Texas and is expected to make an announcement in the coming days. (Photo by Cengiz Yar/Getty Images)

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