TikTok says it eliminated almost 90 million movies that broke its guidelines within the final six months of 2020 as a part of a crackdown on dangerous content material on the platform.
The video-sharing app stated it took down greater than six million accounts for violating its pointers, in addition to almost 9.5 million spam accounts.
The figures, printed within the social media web site’s newest transparency report, additionally revealed the app’s data hub devoted to official details about Covid-19 acquired greater than 2.6 billion views globally within the second half of final 12 months.
TikTok stated public service bulletins connected to hashtags across the pandemic and which linked to World Well being Organisation (Who) and different public well being sources had been seen greater than 38 billion occasions.
Social media platforms have been beneath stress to do extra to fight the unfold of misinformation in the course of the pandemic after quite a lot of conspiracy theories in regards to the virus gained traction on-line, together with on TikTok.
TikTok stated the report highlighted the way it had ramped up its personal efforts to cease the unfold of misinformation and different dangerous content material.
It stated the 90 million movies taken down represented lower than 1% of all movies uploaded to the platform in the course of the reporting interval, and greater than 90% of them had been taken down proactively by the corporate.
The corporate’s report stated 83% had been eliminated earlier than they had been ever seen by others and 93% inside 24 hours of being posted.
The transparency report additionally revealed that greater than 170 million spam accounts had been blocked from even being created, and three million movies had been reinstated to the platform following consumer appeals.
Cormac Keenan, TikTok’s head of belief and security, stated: “We imagine that belief kinds the muse of our group.
“That is our most complete report back to date, and we’re happy with the progress we’ve made to extend transparency into our content material and moderation practices.
“We’ll proceed to take heed to suggestions from our group and share our progress as we work to make sure TikTok is a protected and optimistic house for artistic expression.”