TikTok pulls down videos showing nudity, violence

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Chinese short video-sharing app, TikTok says adult nudity and sexual activities accounted for 30.9 percent of all content it removed for violating community guidelines in the first six months of the year.

According to TikTok Global Transparency Report, between January 1st and June 30th, it removed 104,543,719 videos from the site which is less than 1 percent of all videos uploaded by users during the period under review.

“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.” The firm stated.

22.3 percent of the videos were pulled down due to minor safety, illegal activities, and regulated goods were 19.6 percent, suicide, self-harm, and dangerous acts videos were 13.4 percent. Violent and graphic content accounted for 8.7 percent of all videos removed. If we believe that a request isn’t legally valid or doesn’t violate our standards, we may restrict the availability of the reported content in the country where it is alleged to be illegal or we may take no action,” The firm said in the report.

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