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TikTok removes more than 100 million videos in Q1 2022 for Community Guidelines violations

Popular short-form video platform TikTok has released its latest Community Guidelines Enforcement Report for Q1 2022 (January – March 2022), including updates on its commitment to support the safety of the community and foster kindness on the platform.

The report reflects the platform’s ongoing commitment to earn trust by being accountable while working to be safe and welcoming. Efforts include fostering authentic engagement across the comment space, safety reminders for creators and adhering strictly to the extensive Community Guidelines.

According to the report, TikTok has removed 102,305,516 videos with a proactive removal rate of 95 per cent. During the period in review, the platform recorded a video removal rate of 90 per cent before any views and 93.7 per cent before 24 hours. The videos were removed because they violated TikTok’s robust set of community guidelines that are designed to foster an experience that prioritizes safety, inclusion, and authenticity.

As per the report, the US topped the list of countries with the most videos removed from January to March 2022, with close to 14 million videos being removed for violating Community Guidelines. Pakistan is ranked second with 12.4 million videos, followed by the Philippines with 7.9 million videos removed.

The report also revealed that in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war, TikTok’s safety team focused on the Ukraine war and removed 41,191 videos, 87% of which violated its policies against harmful misinformation. TikTok also labelled content from 49 Russian state-controlled media accounts. The platform also identified and removed six networks and 204 accounts globally for coordinated efforts to influence public opinion and mislead users about their identities.

The report also revealed that the total volume of ads removed for violating TikTok’s advertising policies and guidelines increased in the first quarter of 2022.

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