TikTok CEO pens open letter to its employees in India

New Delhi: CEO of TikTok company, Kevin Mayer wrote an open letter to all its employees in India.

In the letter, Mayer wrote, “employees are our biggest strength’ and that their well-being is the company’s top-most priority”.

Open letter

Here is full text of the open letter

At TikTok, our efforts are guided by our commitment to democratizing the internet. To a large extent, we believe we have been successful in this effort. Our platform has encountered an unfortunate challenge in India. However, we stay resolved and committed to our mission, and are working with stakeholders to address their concerns. TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and places the highest importance on user privacy and integrity.
Since 2018, we have worked hard to ensure that over 200 millions users in India are able to express their joy and creativity, celebrate self-expression, and share experiences with a growing global community.

TikTok has enabled hundreds of millions of users to enjoy the creative works of artists, storytellers, educators and performers from across the country who have forged new avenues of livelihood improvement. While sharing their skills and talents on a global stage, these performers, artists and entertainers have received opportunities for brand promotions and associations that were once considered the exclusive domain of film stars and sports celebrities. Today, it is a staple and reality for TikTok users even in remote cities, towns and villages across the country. Empowered individual creators have become the most sought-after for digital marketing campaigns. Small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs have been able to realise their growth ambitions and dreams by reaching out to thousands of potential customers and consumers on a daily basis, through the platform.

Our creator community is what defines us and we take pride in the diversity of the creators on our platform. These are unprecedented times but we remain committed to supporting the welfare of our TikTok creator community till this interim order is in effect. Our creator managers are actively engaging with our top creators to reassure them of our efforts and updates about path forward.

Our daily audience of millions of users in India have come to rely on the joy and inspiration that TikTok provides every day in a unique and democratized environment.

Furthermore, TikTok has leveraged this power of the internet to create greater social awareness in partnership with global development organisations. Our partnership efforts with credible national and global organisations such as UN Women, United Nations Development Programme, UNICEF, and CRY have raised awareness and advocated for concerted action to end gender-based, domestic violence and child marriage.

Our employees are our biggest strength, and their well-being is our topmost priority. We have also assured more than 2,000 strong workforce that we will do everything in our power to restore the positive experiences and opportunities that they can be proud of.

We have been heartened and encouraged by your love and support for our platform, and promise to live up to the trust and faith you have showed in us. We look forward to continue playing an active role in the mainframe of Digital India.

On Wednesday, Mayer said that the company is working with various stakeholders to address the concerns raised by the Indian government, and remain committed to support the welfare of TikTok creator community till the interim ban order is in effect.

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List of banned apps

Earlier, government of India banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok. Other apps are as follows.

  1. Shareit
  2. Kwai
  3. UC Browser
  4. Baidu map
  5. Shein
  6. Clash of Kings
  7. DU battery saver
  8. Helo
  9. Likee
  10. YouCam makeup
  11. Mi Community
  12. CM Browers
  13. Virus Cleaner
  14. APUS Browser
  15. ROMWE
  16. Club Factory
  17. Newsdog
  18. Beutry Plus
  19. WeChat
  20. UC News
  21. QQ Mail
  22. Weibo
  23. Xender
  24. QQ Music
  25. QQ Newsfeed
  26. Bigo Live
  27. SelfieCity
  28. Mail Master
  29. Parallel Space
  30. Mi Video Call Xiaomi
  31. WeSync
  32. ES File Explorer
  33. Viva Video QU Video Inc
  34. Meitu
  35. Vigo Video
  36. New Video Status
  37. DU Recorder
  38. Vault- Hide
  39. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  40. DU Cleaner
  41. DU Browser
  42. Hago Play With New Friends
  43. Cam Scanner
  44. Clean Master Cheetah Mobile
  45. Wonder Camera
  46. Photo Wonder
  47. QQ Player
  48. We Meet
  49. Sweet Selfie
  50. Baidu Translate
  51. Vmate
  52. QQ International
  53. QQ Security Center
  54. QQ Launcher
  55. U Video
  56. V fly Status Video
  57. Mobile Legends
  58. DU Privacy
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