Tik Tok has removed 6.5 million videos in Pakistan for violating the policy, said its quarterly report.
A global platform for creating and sharing short videos Tik Tok, today released its quarterly transparency report, which states that Pakistan is the second largest market for violating TikTalk Community Guidelines, Terms of Service. Videos that spread misleading information about COVID-19 have been removed.
It is a Chinese video-sharing focused social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance.
Tik Tok says that between January, 2021 and March 2021, 61,951,327 videos were removed globally, which is less than 1% of all videos uploaded to Tik Tok.
The company removed 91.3% of these videos before they were reported by users, 81.8% of the videos were removed before they were viewed, and 93.1% of the videos were removed within 24 hours of being posted.
In the Pakistani market, Tik Tok removed 6,495,992 videos. Thus Pakistan became the second largest market where, after the United States, most videos were removed. During the same period, 8,540,088 videos were removed in the United States.
As a responsible platform, Tik Tok is also working with public health professionals to keep the community safe and provide information on Covid19 and its vaccines, the company said. During the first quarter of 2021, Tik Tok’s COVID-19 Information Hub was viewed 1,535,114,921 times worldwide.
Two days back, the Sindh High Court banned Tik Tok across the country and issued notice to Attorney General of Pakistan. The court sought reply from the parties by July 8.
In April, Pakistan has lifted a second ban imposed on TikTok over “immoral and unethical” content after the popular video-sharing app again offered to moderate uploads.
In April former children’s commissioner for England Anne Longfield sued the Tik Tok that it collects and uses children’s data.