TikTok is About to Hire 10,000 Americans to Solidify its Foothold

TikTok has very quickly become a rising star in the world of social media and tech, and according to some projections it will have about forty five million users in the USA alone, which is something that indicates what a strong foothold the company is about to get in the region. However, there have long been security and privacy concerns surrounding the platform, and with the US paranoid that TikTok might be censoring content at the behest of the Chinese government as well as recent attempts to derail Donald Trump’s rallies that originated from TikTok users, the government is coming down hard and it seems like TikTok is responding in kind.

A spokesperson for the company by the name of Josh Gartner spoke about TikTok’s plans to hire around ten thousand people in the US across a wide range of departments and sectors. This is being done in an attempt to secure TikTok’s place in America, and it is making it so that it will be more difficult to kick the company out. This hiring process will occur over the course of three years and it will be interesting to see what it ends up leading to.

TikTok has been using strategic hiring for quite some time now. A good example of this is its hiring of Kevin Mayer, a top level Disney executive, as its new CEO, as well as the Chief Operating Office of its parent company ByteDance. TikTok has also gone about assembling a small army of lobbyists with thirty five having been enlisted so far. These lobbyists along with the company’s impressive CEO choice is going to make it a lot more difficult for the US government to achieve its goal of a nationwide ban on the social media platform, although it might also mean that TikTok is being forced to play by the United States’ rules.

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