ByteDance to cut jobs in India amid TikTok ban

Chinese internet giant ByteDance has told employees in India that it will be reducing the size of its team in the country after New Delhi retained ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps last week, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch.

The company shared the news with employees in the country at 10am local time and said only critical jobs will be retained in the country. ByteDance said it was left with no choice because the Indian government, which banned the app late June, has offered no clear direction on when TikTok could make return in the nation, the source said on the condition of anonymity.

ByteDance, which employed more than 2,000 people in the country last year, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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