TikTok appoints Adam Presser as new head of global trust and safety

TikTok announced Cormac Keenan, head of global trust and safety is stepping back to take a strategic advisory role working with the company’s senior leadership team.

The company’s CEO, Shou Chew in an internal memo to employees on Tuesday said, Keenan will also serve on the board of the company’s Irish entity.

Keenan has led trust and safety for the social media giant since 2020 from its office in Dublin, Ireland.

Following Keenan’s latest move, TikTok’s global trust and safety unit will now fall under the leadership of Adam Presser, the company’s Los Angeles-based head of operations. However, TikTok’s trust and safety staff will otherwise remain in place as-is, according to the company.

“I want to take this opportunity to personally thank Cormac on behalf of all of us, for his many critical contributions in making TikTok a safe space for creativity and expression,” Chew said in the note to employees.

The leadership changes come as TikTok continues to face scrutiny in the United States, Europe and elsewhere over the safety and security of its platform.

TikTok plans to invest $2 billion in trust and safety efforts in 2024, Chew said during the US Senate subcommittee hearing.

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