The popular online video platform, TikTok, removed 11.7 million videos during the first quarter of 2023 from Pakistan for violating community guidelines.
According to the community guidelines enforcement report for Q1 2023 (January-March 2023), TikTok has globally removed 91 million videos as part of its strategy to create a safe environment for users and stop misinformation. The removed videos make up 0.6 per cent of total videos uploaded across the globe.
TikTok removed a total of 11,707,020 videos for violating community guidelines which are less than the number of videos removed in the fourth quarter of 2022 (12.68 million). During the first quarter of 2023, 83 per cent of videos got deleted before getting any views and 92.2 per cent were deleted in a day.
Similarly, the app deleted 16.94 million accounts as their users fell in the category of people under the age of 13. They got removed as part of TikTok safety guidelines for young people. In the first quarter of 2023, 51.29 million fake accounts were removed.
TikTok Safety Initiatives for Young Teenagers
TikTok also launched special initiatives in response to feedback from parents. They expanded their content filtering capabilities within the Family Pairing feature. The new updates enabled parents to further customize the content their teenagers view while they are using the app.
The content filtering tool allowed parents to curate a tailored viewing experience for young children. The option filtered out specific words, hashtags, and themes that parents believe are inappropriate or unsuitable.
With Family Pairing, TikTok also introduced a Youth Council. The development occurred to give young users a voice and involve them in shaping the policies & features of TikTok. The Youth Council is a platform for teenagers where they can share their insights, ideas, and concerns. This would allow them to contribute to the ongoing development of an inclusive and safer TikTok community.