TikTok Says Removed Over 49 Million Videos in Second Half of 2019

TikTok said about one-third of the videos were from India, followed by the United States and Pakistan.

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
TikTok Says Removed Over 49 Million Videos in Second Half of 2019

Photo Credit: Joel Saget/ AFP

TikTok also decided to exit the Hong Kong market following China's establishment of a new security law

Highlights
  • About one-third of the videos were from India
  • India was followed by US and Pakistan
  • The transparency report comes days after India banned TikTok

Social media app TikTok said on Thursday it removed more than 49 million videos from its platform in the second half of last year for violating its guidelines.

These videos accounted for less than 1 percent of the total posted on the platform and fell under categories such as "violent and graphic content, hate speech and adult nudity", it said in a report released on its website.

About one-third of the videos were from India, followed by the United States, and Pakistan, it added.

The transparency report comes days after the company owned by China's ByteDance was banned from India, one of its biggest markets, after a Sino-India border clash. The short-form video making app also decided to exit the Hong Kong market following China's establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.

TikTok launched a new platform to court small business advertisers on Wednesday. The platform, however, was fraught with challenges, especially after the Trump administration's threat this week to impose a ban on China-based social media apps.

© Thomson Reuters 2020


Poco M2 Pro: Did we really need a Redmi Note 9 Pro clone? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Further reading: TikTok, ByteDance, Transparency Report
OnePlus Nord Specifications Leaked Ahead of Launch: Report
‘Dil Bechara’: Watch the Title Track Featuring Sushant Singh Rajput

Related Stories

 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2020. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com