TikTok deletes over 12m videos from Pakistan in three months: report

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Around 12 million videos posted from Pakistan on TikTok in the fourth quarter of 2022 were removed due to violations of the community norms, according to a report published on Thursday by the popular short video platform.

TikTok’s Community Guidelines Enforcement Report for the fourth quarter (Q4 2022) shows that 12,628,267 movies from Pakistan were taken down between October and December 2022, accounting for 14.7% of all videos taken down.

Approximately 0.6 percent of the videos uploaded to TikTok, or 85,680,819 videos, were removed. Automation removed a total of 46,836,047 videos, while 5,477,549 videos were restored.

In Pakistan, 95.5 percent of the removed videos in Q4 were taken down within a day and 89.7 percent were taken down before anyone could watch them. According to the report, the proactive eradication rate in Q4 2022 was 98.8%.

TikTok also terminated accounts for breaking community rules along with accounts found to be spam and the spam videos those accounts had posted.

Globally, 17,877,316 accounts suspected of belonging to people under the age of 13 and 54,453,610 accounts deemed false were both deleted within the aforementioned period.

In the report, which offers details on the volume and nature of content and accounts removed from the platform, TikTok claimed that proactive efforts had been taken to prevent spam accounts from being formed by automated ways.