TikTok has removed over 102 million videos for violating its community guidelines in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, according to its latest Community Guidelines Enforcement Report.
The platform recorded the largest volumes of removed videos which account for approximately 80% of overall video removal volume.
Moreover, the report reiterated TikTok’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its policies and practices to better protect the platform and its community amid the Russian-Ukrainian war.
The most recent report, published today, shows that 102,305,516 violating videos were removed during Q1 2022, which is around 1% of all videos uploaded. A total of 34,726,592 videos were auto removed, while 5,025,536 videos were restored.
Farah Tukan, Public Policy Manager METAP at TikTok, noted: “Our goal at TikTok is building a safe and secure entertainment platform that supports creators and fosters new talents.”
“Our latest report reflects our ongoing commitment to the well-being of our community by strengthening and improving our policies to promote safety and security,” she added.
In June, the U.S. Senate asked the video-sharing app about pro-Russian content that was allowed on social media.
“Recent reports indicate TikTok… has allowed Russian state media to flood the platform with dangerous pro-war propaganda. No company should find itself in the position of amplifying the Kremlin’s lies, which fuel public support for Russia’s war of choice in Ukraine,” sais the letter, led by Steve Daines and signed by John Cornyn, Roger Wicker, John Barrasso, James Lankford, and Cynthia Lummis.
The Senate noted that the senators were “deeply concerned” that TikTok “is enabling the spread of pro-war propaganda to the Russian public, which risks adding to an already devastating human toll for both Ukrainians and Russians.”