TikTok has published its latest transparency report, we can see that it removes more than 89.13 million videos from the platform in the second half of 2020.
The country that has had the most videos deleted has been the United States, although they comment that 83.3% were removed before they appeared, so they have not generated any problems among users.
TikTok deleted 89 million rule-breaking videos in the second half of 2020
Although the number seems very large, this figure only represents 1% of all those videos uploaded to the platform. The reasons are very different, all of them are related to violating several conditions detailed in the platform’s guidelines: safety issues, violent content, illegal activities, suicides, etc.
Overall, about 92.4% of videos were removed by TikTok before users reported them and 93.5% of them were deleted in 24 hours. More than 6.14 million accounts were shut down, while nearly 9.5 million spam accounts were deleted along with 5.23 million spam videos posted by these accounts. The creation of 173.25 million accounts by automated means was prevented.
They also do not accept paid political ads, and that has affected 3.5 million rejected ads.
Other countries with millions of videos removed have been Pakistan, Brazil, and Russia, followed by Indonesia, which had 3.86 million videos removed.
Russia was the country whose government requested the most takedowns, with 135 requests, followed by Pakistan with 97 and Australia with 32.
The number of rule-breaking videos is down somewhat when compared to the first half of 2020, when more than 104.54 million videos were deleted, with India and the US leading the ranking.