Short-form video sharing app TikTok said it is planning to add about 10,000 jobs in the United States over the next three years.
The company, owned by China’s ByteDance, is also considering London among other locations for setting up its headquarters. TikTok now has about 1,400 employees in the United States, up from less than 500 in January this year.
TikTok has been seen to distance itself from Beijing after a U.S. national security panel’s inquiry into the safety of the personal data it handles, Reuters reported last year.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s telecommunications regulator issued a “final warning” to TikTok on Monday over explicit content posted on the platform, while live streaming app Bigo Live was blocked for the same reason.
TikTok is facing problems around the world – including Australia, India and the United States – due to security and privacy issues.
TikTok said it removed more than 3.7 million violating user videos from Pakistan in the second half of 2019: more than 98 percent before a user reported them and more than 89 percent before they had a single view.
TikTok was briefly banned in neighbouring India last year after a court said it encouraged pornography and was again prohibited this year following a military spat with China.