From July 1 to December 31, 2019, TikTok removed 49,247,689 videos due to a “violation of community principles or terms of service.”
It is reported by The Verge.
This is an average of 1% of all videos created by users during this period. It is noted that 98.2% were blocked before complaints were received, and 89.4% were deleted before users could see them.
Basically, TikTok deleted videos that contained content of a sexual nature (25.5%), as well as videos “depicting harmful, dangerous or illegal behavior of minors,” that is, the use of alcohol or drugs. These videos accounted for 24.8% of the content. Also 3% of all videos were hate speech videos.
The most blocked users of India – 16 million videos. In second place is the United States – 4.5 million. In Pakistan – 3.7 million videos, in the UK – 2, and in Russia – 1.2.
The number of videos that violate TikTok rules far exceeds the total number of videos blocked during the same time on YouTube (14.7 million videos were deleted there).