TikTok Removes Over 3.7 Crore Videos from India in First Half of 2020

TikTok eliminated over 3.7 crore movies from India for violating its pointers within the first half of 2020, the corporate owned by China’s ByteDance claimed in its transparency report revealed on Tuesday. The report additionally underlined TikTok’s initiatives to flag and eradicate misinformation on the platform. In late June the federal government banned TikTok in India together with 58 different apps that had a linkage with China. Apple App Retailer and Google Play each eliminated the app within the nation and telcos disconnected consumer entry to the platform shortly after the nationwide ban got here into impact.

Within the transparency report, TikTok stated that it had eliminated a complete of three,76,82,924 movies from India within the first half of 2020. These movies have been part of the 10,45,43,719 movies faraway from the platform globally for violating its group pointers and phrases of service.

“Of these movies, we discovered and eliminated 96.46 % of movies earlier than they have been reported to us, and 90.32 % have been eliminated earlier than they acquired any views,” the corporate said within the report.

Along with the removing of movies, TikTok stated that the quantity of authorized requests additionally elevated on the platform with the expansion of consumer base and content material over the primary half of the 12 months.

“We acquired 1,768 requests for consumer data from 42 nations/ markets. We acquired 121 requests from authorities businesses to limit or take away content material from 15 nations/ markets,” the corporate famous with out offering any regional-specific particulars.

TikTok additionally evaluated 10,625 copyrighted content material take-down notices globally, the report talked about.

Aside from offering information to focus on its pointers enforcement, TikTok stated that it had launched its fact-checking programmes in India and several other different markets, together with Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK, and the US. The platform launched a misinformation report performance with a COVID-19 sub-category in India to permit customers to flag deceptive content material. It additionally added public service bulletins (PSAs) by totally different hashtags.

TikTok additionally partnered with UNICEF India, UNESCO, UN Ladies, UNDP India, Central Sq. Basis, and Indian Psychiatric Society within the nation, the report stated.

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