September 29, 2022 – TikTok removed over 15 million videos from the Pakistani market in the second quarter of 2022 for violating its community guidelines.
On Wednesday, TikTok published its Community Guidelines Enforcement Report providing insights into the volume and nature of content and accounts that were removed from the popular video-sharing platform between April and June of this year.
Globally, more than 113 million (113,809,300) videos were removed by TikTok in the second quarter of 2022.
According to the report, about 15,351,388 videos were taken down from Pakistan, with a proactive removal rate of 98.7 per cent, 97.4 per cent for removals before 24 hours, and 97.3 per cent for takedowns before any views.
Pakistan ranks second again for the largest volume of videos taken down by TikTok. The US tops the list with nearly 18 million videos removed.
The report further states TikTok took down more than 33 million fake accounts. The platform also removed over 20 million accounts that were suspected to be under the age of 13, and another five million for other reasons.
TikTok is among the most popular and fastest growing social media apps with more than one billion global users. Although the platform has been appreciated for releasing quarterly reports, digital rights experts believe the data provided in these reports is not sufficient and the platform needs to bring more transparency around the content that is deplatformed for violations of the company’s guidelines, especially from a market like Pakistan, where TikTok faced four bans between October 2020 and November 2021.