TikTok fired as numerous as 40 workers on Monday (February 6), according to an ET report, and told its workers that they would admit up to nine months of severance, of which the people would admit a standard three- month severance. Nearly three times after TikTok was banned in India, the Bytedance-possessed social media app has wiped out entire staff in the country. TikTok, which had the second largest stoner base in India, was banned in 2020 over public security reasons.
Although the company lost request share in India, it still had an office in India. The TikTok workers who worked out of the India office, worked substantially for the Brazil and Dubai requests. Bytedance did try to reason it out with the Indian government but couldn’t find a way back to the Indian requests. The app’s fate is hanging by a thread in the United States too. In mid-2022, the Chinese hectacorn was reported to be looking to re-up India with a cooperation with the Hiranandani Group, a data centres aggregator in the country. Still, there has been no new development in this environment. As per the rearmost developments, the total number of workers that worked in TikTok India was forty. The workers were pink- slipped on Monday after a call, and they were also assured nine months of severance pay, an ET report states.
“The TikTok India workers were told that February 28 would be their last day and were given feelers to look out for other openings for some time as it was conveyed that resuming India operations wasn’t going to take off because of the government’s station on Chinese apps,” a source close to the association told the publication. TikTok was banned in June 2020 as part of India’s ongoing crackdown on Chinese apps, which has seen close to 300 Chinese apps being banned since also on the grounds of public security. Indeed now, India is in the process of banning knockouts of lending and laying apps with contended connections to China.