According to a report released by TikTok last Wednesday (28), the company removed no less than 113,809,300 thousand videos published on the platform in the second quarter of 2022. Among the reasons for the removals were violations of security policies. of minors, illegal activities and even adult nudity. Brazil appears as one of the markets with the highest volume of deleted content.
Despite the number released by the platform frightening at first, the number of removals is still small (about 1%) compared to the flood of recordings posted on the social network in the same period.
A fact that draws attention, however, is that the number represents the highest rate recorded in recent quarters and that, according to the company, there was an improvement in the removal of videos even before they were released, viewed or reached 24 hours on the platform.
Brazil is among the countries with the most videos removed
Brazil was highlighted in the report as it was among the thirty markets with the highest volumes of videos removed – and which together represent approximately 80% of the total amount of deleted content.
Although the leader of the ranking is the USA, with almost 18 million content deleted, our country also registered almost 4 million in the period. Of these, 97.8% were removed even before receiving any type of complaint and 93.7% were not even viewed before being deleted.
Other countries that also gained prominence in the “dispute” were Pakistan (more than 15 million), Indonesia and the Philippines (more than 9 million each), Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey and Thailand (all with more than 2 million).
Violations range from child safety to bullying
The list of reasons why the more than 113 million videos were removed from the platform is extensive, with the violation of the safety of minors appearing as the main one, with almost 44% of the results.
In addition to it, however, topics such as harassment and bullying, toxic behavior and explicit violence are also mentioned in the selection.
To find and remove these videos from the social network, TikTok uses a combination of people and technology, working with automated features, as well as moderators.
With information: TikTok