The 14 Million TikTok Videos Removed From the United States

TikTok cleared away above fourteen million videos from the United States. People create TikTok short videos to entertain themselves. But unfortunately, it is dealing with a familiar problem on other social networks: hate speech. This Thursday, TikTok removed more than fourteen million videos in the U.S. this year for violating its rules of “hate speech.” TikTok restricted more than 1,300 social app accounts and extracted more than 64,000 bitter comments.

There is hateful content on TikTok that includes attacks based on race, religion, gender identity, national origin, incitement to violence, and content that dehumanizes a group of people. According to an Anti-Defamation League report released in August, TikTok is the app used by 100 million Americans and contains content that promotes white supremacists and anti-Semitism. Civil Rights activists have been ordered to remove the hateful content from other social networks, including Facebook and other sites.

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On the other side, TikTok is facing another problem because Trump targeting this app due to the Chinese tech company ByteDance which is the owner of this app. And this app is owned by the Chinese tech company ByteDance. The president signed two executive orders that could affect TikTok in the future. An order would affect the transactions with ByteDance. It means TikTok will be effectively banned from the US if it is not sold to another company under September 20. An administrative order was signed last week in which ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, was ordered to sell TikTok’s US operations within 90 days.

Microsoft, Oracle, and Twitter are trying to buy TikTok’s US operations. But they have to handle content restraint issues. Bill Gates called the deal with TikTok “poisoned chalice, and It’s not simple to get significant in social media because it is not a game.”

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Eric Han spoke TikTok likes to enhance its hate speech strategies. And how do you solve this problem? He explained it in five ways. First, the company holds a meeting with the experts before making any changes in hate speech policies. Then they are taking out, restricting, or wiping out accounts. And the company will not allow offensive content in search results. For example, if a user searches for “heil Hitler” on the app, the company will not allow showing the results related to this content.

The company also allows content moderators to promote different cultures. Some groups have claimed racial insults to combat those who try to bully them with insults. TikTok is increasing transparency of content moderation and invests to tackle hate speech.

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