The fast-growing video-sharing app TikTok mentioned Tuesday it plans to add some 10,000 US jobs over the subsequent three years, because it battles complaints over its ties to China.
A spokesman mentioned the brand new jobs can be in varied areas of the US in engineering, advertising and marketing and different sectors.
The information comes as TikTok — particularly common with younger smartphone customers and estimated to have some one billion customers worldwide — has confronted allegations of ties to Chinese intelligence, which the corporate denies.
TikTok at present has round 1,400 workers in the US, in accordance to a spokesman.
A invoice handed by the US House of Representatives would bar federal workers from utilizing the app on government-issued gadgets, amid considerations that it could possibly be used for spying.
A high White House aide mentioned final week he anticipated TikTok to break free from its guardian agency and function as impartial firm.
A TikTok assertion mentioned the construction of the corporate is underneath overview.
“As we consider the best path forward, ByteDance is evaluating changes to the corporate structure of its TikTok business,” the assertion mentioned.
“We remain fully committed to protecting our users’ privacy and security as we build a platform that inspires creativity and brings joy for hundreds of millions of people around the world.”