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TikTok removes more than 15 million videos from Pakistan

Pakistan ranked second in the world for the largest volume of videos taken down for Community Guidelines violations

By Our Correspondent
October 08, 2022
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ISLAMABAD: The short-form video platform TikTok has removed more than 15 million videos from Pakistan for violating Community Guidelines in the second quarter (April-June) of 2022.

With 15,351,388 videos removed, Pakistan ranked second in the world for the largest volume of videos taken down for Community Guidelines violations from 1 April 2022-30 June 2022. TikTok released its latest Community Guidelines Enforcement Report for Q2 2022 (April-June 2022) here on Friday.

In the second quarter of 2022, 113,809,300 videos were removed globally, which represents about 1% of all videos uploaded to TikTok. Pakistan, with 15,351,388 videos removed for violating Community Guidelines, ranked second in the world for the largest volume of videos taken down in Q2 2022. Nearly 97% of those videos were removed within 24 hours of being uploaded, 98% were removed before a user reported them and 97% were removed before having any views.

In addition to removing accounts for violating the Community Guidelines, the platform also removed accounts determined to be spam, along with spam videos posted by those accounts. It also took measures to prevent spam accounts from being created through automated means. Since last quarter, TikTok identified 33 new misinformation claims, resulting inthe removal of 58,000 videos from the platform globally. In the second quarter of 2022, the total volume of ads removed for violating advertising policies and guidelines decreased. This is due in part to efforts to strengthen account-level detection and enforcement strategies, which have helped improve the ads ecosystem and create better experiences for both users and advertisers.

To further reiterate its commitment to fighting misinformation and ensuring safety, TikTok is introducing a new penalty system where if someone violates one of its Community Guidelines, their account will accrue a strike for this specific policy violation. The platform will keep a count of the number of strikes accumulated, and if the person continues posting violative content, they will be permanently banned. The number of strikes leading to a permanent ban depends on the severity of the violation and number of total violations.

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