TikTok removed 81 million videos for violations in Q2, representing 1% of uploads

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tiktok released transparency update Regarding content removed from the Platform between April 1st and June 30th, 2021. The platform says it removed 81,518,334 videos during that time period for violating its Community Guidelines or Terms of Service, representing less than 1% of the total posted videos. This also means that during that quarter, more than 8.1 billion videos were posted on TikTok, with an average of about 90 million videos posted every day.

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TIC Toc technology introduced In July that automatically removes content that violates its policies on petty safety, adult nudity and sexual activity, violent and graphic content, and illegal activities. The app uses automation specifically for this type of content, as it says these are the areas where its technology has the highest degree of accuracy. TikTok’s security team also has human content moderators who review reported content.

When the automated technology was announced, TikTok said its false-positive rate for removal — when it removes content that doesn’t actually violate the rules — is 5%. That number is reflected in the transparency report released today, as nearly 4.6 million of the 81 million deleted videos were restored. The most common reason for content to be removed, which comprises 41.3% of removed videos, was minor security guidelines violations. TikTok says that 94.1% of all removed content was identified and removed before a user could report it.


Still, that 5% of incorrectly removed content has some troubling examples of failed content moderation, such as the popular Black creators. ziggy tyler Told The app will mark his account bio as “inappropriate” when he includes phrases like “Black Lives Matter” or “I’m a Black Man.” Meanwhile, phrases like “supporting white supremacy” were not immediately censored.

YouTube and . as a platform Facebook In order to ban vaccine misinformation content, other major social media companies like TikTok will have to decide how to deal with similar issues. tiktok community guidelines restricted content This is false or misleading about COVID-19, vaccines and more widespread anti-vaccine disinfection.

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In Q2, TikTok removed 27,518 videos due to COVID-19 misinformation. TikTok says that 83% of these videos were removed by users before they were reported, 87.6% of these videos were removed within 24 hours of posting, and 69.7% of the videos had zero views. Meanwhile, TikTok’s COVID-19 Information Center, developed with information from WHO and CDC, has garnered over 921 million views globally.

Number-wise, it’s no secret that TikTok continues to grow, as the app crossed the 1 billion monthly active user landmark last month. The number of these transparency reports also reflects that growth – in the first half of 2020, TikTok removed 104 million videos, which was 1% of all posted content. This 1% removal rate is in line with data published today, but today’s report has 81 million videos posted in just one quarter instead of two.

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