TikTok, the popular short video streaming app, released its quarterly transparency report today, revealing that a total of 6,495,992 videos were deleted from the platform for breaking Pakistani regulations.
In a statement, the company also stated that during the first three months of the year 2021, a total of 61,951,327 films were removed globally, accounting for less than 1% of all videos published on TikTok.
According to the statement, “TikTok identified and removed 91.3 percent of those before a user reported them, 81.8 percent before they gained any views, and 93.1 percent within 24 hours of being posted.”
It was revealed that the Pakistani company ranks second in terms of the number of videos removed in the first three months of this year. The United States came in first, with 8,540,088 videos removed throughout this time period.
Furthermore, TikTok stated that it collaborated with public health specialists to keep people informed about the covid-19 issue and vaccine, adding that TikTok’s covid-19 information portal was seen 1,535,114,921 times globally during the time period under consideration.
According to Jamin Tan, Head, APAC Regional Product Policy, Trust and Safety at TikTok, the business also added public service messages (PSAs) to important covid-19 and vaccination hashtags that lead users to the WHO and local public health support, and these PSAs were watched 19,660,517,152 times.
He also mentioned that TikTok offered information access and erased 30,624 videos for supporting COVID-19 falsehoods in the first three months of 2021. 79.6% of the films were removed before being reported to authorities, 88.4% were removed within 24 hours of being uploaded to TikTok, and 61.2 percent had no views.
Furthermore, TikTok services are presently unavailable in Pakistan. After hearing a petition, the Sindh High Court (SHC) issued the suspension order, claiming that the mobile app had failed to follow “the frequent undertakings and guarantees” offered by it before multiple courts and the PTA to block accounts advertising immorality.