Sheldon Cooper | LightRocket | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — ByteDance is reducing the size of its TikTok team in India — months after the popular short video app from China was banned by the Indian government. In June, India’s Ministry of Information Technology blocked 59 Chinese apps it claimed were “engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.” […] While we don’t know when we will make a comeback in India, we are confident in our resilience, and desire to do so in times to come. […] Interim head of TikTok Vanessa Pappas said the firm has “worked tirelessly to avoid having to separate anyone from the company,” according to an internal memo sent to employees in India and obtained by CNBC-TV18 . […] TikTok will “only be retaining a small number of critical roles in India,” according to a separate internal memo sent to global employees by Pappas and obtained by CNBC.
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