Friday, 4 December 2020

Amazon Walks Back TikTok Ban, Saying It Was A Mistake

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BIRMINGHAM: Amazon, in just a matter of hours, banned and then unbanned video sharing app TikTok from its employees phone.

The ban by Amazon on TikTok app was later declared as a ‘mistake’.

The news generated widespread attention for the Chinese-owned social media platform coming the same week US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States is “certainly looking at” banning TikTok.

It was not immediately clear what led to the initial ban by Amazon. A source said senior Amazon executives were unaware of the request to delete TikTok from employee devices.

The ban was reversed after TikTok and Amazon representatives discussed the matter, according to the sources.

Earlier this week, Wells Fargo sent a note to employees who had installed TikTok on company-owned mobile devices telling them to remove the app immediately.

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