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TikTok deletes over 104 million videos for violating guidelines


Gulmeena HamidWeb Editor

22nd Sep, 2020. 05:50 pm
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On Tuesday, TikTok said that it had removed more than 104 million videos from the platform for violating guidelines or terms of service. The ByteDance-owned short-video app deleted the videos globally in the first half of the year.

TikTok said in a transparency report that,

“Of those videos, we found and removed 96.4% of videos before a user reported them, and 90.3% were removed before they received any views.”

According to the details, in the first half of the year, TikTok had started fact-checking programs to verify content related to coronavirus and elections.

It should be mentioned here that the Chinese app had issued the report at a time when the U.S government had said that it would ban the new downloads and updates to the app.

According to the U.S. officials, personal data of as many as 100 million Americans was being transferred to China’s Communist Party government through TikTok.

“TikTok got 1,768 requests for user data, with 290, or 16.4%, of those from U.S. law enforcement agencies,” the app told in the statement.