The social medium TikTok removed more than 89 million videos worldwide in the second half of 2020 because they did not meet the guidelines.
That’s less than 1 percent of all videos posted during that period. According to TikTok, most deleted videos barely had any views.
More than 6.1 million accounts were deleted for non-compliance. Nearly 10 million bot accounts were also deleted. Those accounts usually posted spam.
The social medium also tries to inform viewers about essential developments. There is a coronavirus page with all kinds of information from the World Health Organization (WHO), and there was a page about the American elections. The corona page was visited at least 2.6 billion times between June and December 2020. The election page had 17.9 million visitors.
For videos about the coronavirus, TikTok links the information page, just like many other social media. TikTok added that banner to over 3 million videos. 51,505 videos were removed for spreading misinformation about the virus. Most of the videos had barely been watched.
TikTok deleted 347,225 videos with fake news about the US election. The visibility of 441,028 videos was limited so that the images could not be seen in the feed of users.