TikTok dumped 12.5 million Pakistan videos

 TikTok discarded nearly 12.5 million Pakistan videos for community rules violations. It makes Pakistan the country having the highest part of all video removals. Pakistan ranked second on the list of bulk video removal after the United States.

The world’s leading short-form video platform released its Global Community Guidelines Compliance Report on Tuesday, highlighting that 102.3 million videos were removed from the platform globally. The content is around 1 percent. The United States has the most videos removed, ranking first in terms of removal rate.

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 The TikTok videos removal rate in Pakistan

In a press release, TikTok said that according to the latest Community Guidelines Enforcement Report, the removal rates in Pakistan were 96.5% before any comments and 97.3% before any comments. 24 hours.

TikTok used a 98.5 percent active takedown rate to take down 12,490,309 Pakistani videos, the press release says.

In this quarter, 102,305,516 videos were removed globally, accounting for about one percent of all videos uploaded to TikTok.

 According to the report, the platform removed around 12.5 million videos for violating community guidelines. In the first quarter of 2022. According to the report, the removal rate before the waves in Pakistan was 96.5 percent and 97.3 percent before 24 hours. TikTok used a 98.5% active takedown rate to take down 12,490,309 Pakistani videos.

Why did TikTok remove videos?

The videos were removed because they violated TikTok’s robust set of community guidelines designed to foster an experience that prioritizes safety, inclusion, and authenticity.

The report reflects the platform’s ongoing commitment to earning trust by being responsible while working to stay safe and welcoming. Efforts include promoting authentic engagement in the comment space, safety reminders for creators, and strict adherence to community-wide guidelines.

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TikTok removed videos during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The report noted that in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the TikTok security team removed 41,191 videos, 87 percent of which violated its policies against harmful disinformation.

The report also shows that the total volume of ads removed for violating TikTok’s advertising policies and guidelines increased in the first quarter of 2022, as a result of the press release.

It revealed that in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the security team monitored videos posted about the war and removed 41,191 videos, 87 percent of which violated policies on harmful information and disinformation. 

It’s worth noting here that TikTok’s special focus on the Russian invasion of Ukraine came after the platform became an information war zone during the conflict, with videos of many doctors going viral.

To address the issue, the platform sprung into action and formed a team to manually review disturbing content, using AI technology to flag such content.

TikTok is promoting authentic engagements

TikTok removed 12.5 million Pakistani videos for violating guidelines.

With 12.5 million videos removed, Pakistan ranks second in the world, with the most videos removed from the TikTok platform for violating community guidelines during the first quarter of 2022.

The report reflects the platform’s ongoing commitment to earning trust by being responsible while working to stay safe and welcoming. Efforts include promoting authentic engagement in the comment space, safety reminders for creators, and strict adherence to community-wide guidelines.

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A series of TikTok ban in Pakistan

TikTok was first banned in Pakistan in October 2020. According to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), PTA banned it because of complaints related to indecent content. Then, the ban was lifted ten days after the company assured the telecoms regulator that it would block “obscene” accounts. In March 2021, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) also placed a ban on the app, which was later lifted in April. In June of the same year, the Sindh High Court lifted the suspension three days after issuing the order to suspend access to spreading obscenity.

However, the PTA blocked access to the platform again in July 2021 for failing to remove inappropriate content. Later that year, in November, the PTA reinstated TikTok in the country after the Chinese social media giant claimed it would control the uploading and dissemination of immoral content on the app. The PTA has also agreed to establish a mechanism with TikTok to ensure that all content uploaded to the platform is legitimate and safe for the community.

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Conclusion

According to the report, the removal rate of a video before it is viewed in Pakistan was 96.5 percent, while the removal rate within 24 hours was 97.3 percent. The report also shows that the total volume of ads removed for violating TikTok’s advertising policies and guidelines increased in the first quarter of 2022, as a result of the press release.

Last year, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) restored TikTok services after a nearly five-month suspension due to the popular video-sharing platform’s guarantee to police immoral/indecent content.

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