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TikTok removes over 6 million videos from Pakistan for violating community guidelines

TikTok, the world’s leading short-video platform, removed more than 6 million videos from Pakistan due to violation of community guidelines during the third quarter of 2021, the social media platform announced on Monday.

The video-sharing mobile app released its community guidelines enforcement report elaborating the nature and volume of the content and ids removed from the platform in the third quarter of last year over violation of community guidelines.

“To protect the safety of the community and the integrity of the platform, 91,445,802 videos were removed globally, between 1st July and 30th September 2021, comprising around 1 percent of all videos uploaded”. Said the statement issued by TikTok.

It further added that “Nearly 95 percent of those videos were removed before a user reported it, while 88 percent before the video received any views and 93 percent were removed within 24 hours of being posted.”

The report also provides a comprehensive insight into the content removed for breaching the community guidelines and strengthening the app’s public accountability to the people, policymakers, and NGOs.

The app administration has removed almost 6,019,754 videos of Pakistani TikTokers for breaching community guidelines from 1st July to 30th September 2021. This makes Pakistan fourth across the world for the largest bulk of videos removed.

“In addition, 73.9 percent of content promoting harassment and bullying were proactively removed, while 72.4 percent of hateful-behavior videos were also removed before anyone reported them,” the statement elaborated regarding the removed content of Pakistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that TikTok was banned by Pakistani court from Oct 2020 to July 2021 repeatedly for spreading wrongful content. The ban was lifted last year with a condition that the video sharing platform will implement a strong check and balance mechanism and will take down obscene and controversial content in no time.

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