Social media platform TikTok on Monday said it took action against over 20.2 million videos in Pakistan in the first quarter of the year for breaching its community guidelines, underscoring its “resolve to combat violations effectively”.

In its Community Guidelines Enforcement Report for 2024’s first quarter, the platform said that approximately 93.9 per cent of videos that violated the guidelines were removed within 24 hours of posting, and the proactive removal rate for the quarter stood at 99.8pc globally.

TikTok said the report was released as part of its “continuous effort to foster a secure and positive online environment”, adding that it highlighted the platform’s “unwavering commitment to transparency, safety, and inclusivity, reflecting its dedication to building trust and ensuring a safe platform for its global community”.

Meanwhile, it said that proactive measures led to the removal of 166,997,307 videos worldwide, representing about 0.9pc of all videos uploaded on the platform.

“A substantial portion of these, 129,335,793 videos, were identified and removed through automated detection technologies, while 6,042,287 videos were reinstated upon further review.”

It said that it was also disclosing the number of comments removed and filtered by its comment safety tools for the first time in a bid to enhance transparency.

“TikTok has removed and filtered 976,479,946 comments using comment safety tools during this three-month period.

“Moreover, TikTok aggressively pursued spam accounts and related content, implementing robust measures to prevent the proliferation of automated spam accounts,” the report said.

It added that as part of its global effort to safeguard younger users, TikTok also deleted 21,639,414 accounts suspected of belonging to individuals under the age of 13.

The report said the platform’s community guidelines were “meticulously crafted to cultivate an environment that is safe, inclusive, and authentic for all users, without exceptions” and were enforced uniformly across all content and users, with TikTok “striving for consistency and fairness in its enforcement actions”.

It added that by leveraging advanced technology and human oversight, TikTok efficiently identified, reviewed and addressed content that contravened its guidelines.

“The periodic publication of the Community Guidelines Enforcement Report offers insights into the scale and nature of content and account actions, underscoring TikTok’s commitment to full transparency,” the report concluded.

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