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TikTok, a popular video-sharing app, has removed more than 12 million videos from Pakistan for violating community guidelines in Q4 2022. A recently-published Community Guidelines Enforcement Report from TikTok talks about the volume and nature of violative content and accounts removed from the platform.

TikTok Identified 12 Million Videos Using Technology and Human Review

The report said that the company used technology and human review to identify and take action against policy violations, with a proactive removal rate of 98.8% in Q4 2022, with 89.7% of the violative videos from Pakistan removed before anyone could view them, and 95.5% of such content was removed within a day. Overall, 85,680,819 videos were taken down, representing about 0.6pc of the videos uploaded to TikTok.

Not only videos, TikTok also removed ac­­counts for violating community guidelines and accounts determined to be spam. The report stated that TikTok’s community guidelines were designed to foster an experience prioritizing safety, inclusion, and authenticity. “TikTok’s policies apply to everyone and all content, and it strives to be consistent and equitable in its enforcement,” reads the report.

Categories of Removed Videos

The report stated different categories of video removed from the platform, including minor safety videos 33% followed by 27.4% for illegal activities and regulated goods, 12.8% for adult nudity and sexual activities, 8% for violent and graphic content, 6.1% for harassment and bullying, 5% for dangerous acts and challenges. 2.8% for suicide, self-harm, and disordered eating, 2.3% for hateful behavior, 1.4% for violent extremism, and 0.9% for integrity and authenticity.

Also read: TikTok Accused of Misusing Citizen Lab’s Research


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