TikTok has underscored its commitment to maintaining trust, accountability, and a safe community environment. The social media giant has taken stringent measures to ensure that content violating its Community Guidelines is promptly removed. In the first quarter of 2023 alone, TikTok removed over 11.7 million videos in Pakistan that were found to be in violation of these guidelines.
The report further revealed that TikTok had proactively removed an impressive 98.8% of these violent videos before they could be viewed by any user. This proactive removal rate indicates the platform’s dedication to fostering a safe and inclusive community environment.
Globally, TikTok removed approximately 91 million videos in Q1 2023, which represents about 0.6% of all uploaded videos. Of these, over 53 million videos were removed through automated systems, while more than 6 million videos were restored after review.
In the last quarter of 2022, Pakistan saw the removal of over 12.6 million videos for Community Guidelines violations. TikTok also took proactive steps to combat spam accounts and associated content, implementing measures to prevent the creation of automated spam accounts.
In addition to removing violative content, TikTok also focused on protecting young users and combating fraudulent activity. The platform removed nearly 17 million accounts suspected to be used by users under 13 years old and took down over 51 million fake accounts in Q1 2023.
TikTok uses a combination of advanced technology and human review to detect and address content that violates its Community Guidelines. The company’s quarterly Community Guidelines Enforcement Report offers transparency by sharing details about removed content and accounts, providing valuable insights into the process.
These measures reflect TikTok’s ongoing efforts to create a safe, inclusive, and genuine experience for all users, with a strong emphasis on consistency and fairness in their enforcement.