Around five hours after an internal email went out to workers asking them to delete the famous TikTok video app from their phones, Amazon seemed to backtrack, calling the ban a mistake.
Email sent to some of our employees this morning was in error. As for TikTok, Amazon contacted reporters shortly before 5 p.m., there is no change to our policy right now. Time Central.
Spokeswoman Jaci Anderson declined to answer questions about what had happened.
The initial internal email, which has been widely disseminated online, instructed workers to remove TikTok, a video app that is becoming increasingly popular with young people but also the subject of intensifying national security and geopolitical concerns due to its ownership of China.