The american giant of online commerce Amazon sent Friday, ” by mistake “, an e-mail to its employees asking them to delete the app TikTok, in a context of renewed tensions between China and the United States, said the group.
“The e-mail sent this morning to some of our employees had been in error. There has been no change of policy now in respect of TikTok, ” said a spokesman for Amazon to AFP Friday, in the end of the day.
The giant of online distribution sent on Friday by e-mail to its employees a note, telling them that they had to delete the app TikTok to be able to continue to access their emails from their phone, according to the american media.
TikTok, popular with younger people thanks to his videos around of the humor, dance and music, belongs to the chinese group ByteDance and has nearly a billion users in the world.
“The security of users is of the utmost importance for TikTok – we are fully committed to respecting the privacy of our users,” assured a spokesperson for the social network, contacted by AFP.
The us president, Donald Trump had said on Tuesday that it was studying the possibility of banning the application TikTok, due to suspicions of spying for the chinese government.
The platform has often had to defend his links with China, where its parent company has a similar application under a different name. It has always denied to share data with the chinese authorities and the insured does not intend to accept such applications.
Moreover, TikTok had announced Monday the suspension of its application to Hong Kong because of the recent law on the national security imposed by China.