TikTok: 20.2 Million Videos Removed in Pakistan for Violating Guidelines

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TikTok has released its Community Guidelines Enforcement Report for the first quarter of 2024, revealing that it took action against 20.2 million videos in Pakistan alone for violating its community guidelines, Ary News reported. Globally, the platform removed 66,997,307 videos during the January-March period of 2024, accounting for about 0.9 percent of all uploaded content.

The majority of these removals were facilitated by automated detection technologies, with a significant number of videos later reinstated upon review, according to ARY News. In total, 129,335,793 videos were identified and removed through these automated technologies, while 6,042,287 videos were reinstated after further review, as detailed in the TikTok Q1 2024 Community Guidelines Enforcement Report.

In a move to increase transparency, TikTok has released new data on its content moderation efforts, disclosing for the first time the number of comments removed and filtered by its safety tools. Nearly 976,479,946 comments were removed or filtered during the first quarter of 2024.

Additionally, TikTok has intensified its crackdown on spam accounts, implementing measures to prevent the spread of automated spam content and further enhancing its content moderation practices. Notably, approximately 93.9 percent of videos that violated the guidelines were removed within 24 hours of posting, and the proactive removal rate for the quarter stood at an impressive 99.8 percent globally.

In a global effort to safeguard younger users, TikTok also deleted 21,639,414 accounts suspected of belonging to individuals under the age of 13.

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