TikTok will exit Hong Kong market within days, says company spokesman

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jul 07, 2020, 08.08 AM(IST)

File photo of the TikTok logo on a mobile phone screen in this picture taken February 21, 2019. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance has made the decision to exit the region following China's establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.

TikTok said it will exit the Hong Kong market within days, Reuters report said quoting a spokesman of the company as saying on late Monday.

The development comes as other technology companies including Facebook have blocked the Hong Kong government from accessing user data in the region.

The short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance has made the decision to exit the region following China's establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city, the report added.

"In light of recent events, we've decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong," a TikTok spokesman said in response to a Reuters question about its commitment to the market.

The company, now run by former Walt Disney Co executive Kevin Mayer, has said in the past that the app's user data is not stored in China.

(With inputs from Reuters) 

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