Amazon said on Friday that the company would not ask its employees to remove the TikTok video sharing application from their mobile devices, saying the email sent earlier asking workers to do so was sent in error.
“The email received this morning by some of our employees was sent in error,” said an Amazon spokesperson. “There is no change to our policies regarding TikTok.”
Media reports said Amazon sent an email Friday morning asking employees to uninstall the TikTok app, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, from their mobile devices.
“Due to security risks, the TikTok app is no longer allowed on mobile devices that access Amazon email. If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it before July 10 to keep mobile access to Amazon messaging, “said the email released by the US media.
A TikTok spokesperson responded in a statement before Amazon clarified its current app policy.
“Although Amazon did not contact us before sending its email, and we still do not understand their concerns, we welcome the establishment of a dialogue so that we can resolve any issues they may have It would allow their team to continue to participate in our community, “the statement said.
According to previous reports, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is “certainly” considering “banning TikTok, citing security concerns, without providing any evidence to substantiate its concerns.