TikTok Releases Q1 2021 Community Guidelines Enforcement Report

Today, TikTok published its Q1 2021 Community Guidelines Enforcement Report to bring visibility to the critical work of moderating content in order to keep TikTok a safe and welcoming place for their community. TikTok has published their Transparency Reports since 2019, and starting with this report, insights related to the enforcement of their Community Guidelines will be published on a quarterly basis while information related to legal requests will continue to be published bi-annually.

Here are some of the key insights from the report:

  • 61,951,327 videos were removed for violating our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service, which is less than 1% of all videos uploaded on TikTok.
  • 82% of these videos were removed before they received any views, 91% before any user reports, and 93% within 24 hours of being posted. 
  • 1,921,900 ads were rejected for violating advertising policies and guidelines.
  • 11,149,514 accounts were removed for violating our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service, of which 7,263,952 were removed from the full TikTok experience for potentially belonging to a person under the age of 13. This is less than 1% of all accounts on TikTok. 
  • 71,470,161 accounts were blocked from being created through automated means.

TikTok has continued to expand the information they provide with each report to help the industry push forward when it comes to transparency and accountability around user safety. To bring more visibility to the actions they take to protect minors, in this report, they’ve added the number of accounts removed from the full TikTok experience for potentially belonging to an underage person. This builds upon their previous work to strengthen their default privacy settings for teens, offer tools to empower parents and families, and limit features like direct messaging and livestream to those age 16 and over.

In the future, TikTok will publish this data on their online transparency center which they’re working to overhaul to be a home for their transparency reporting and other information about their efforts to protect the safety and integrity of their platform.

For more, please visit TikTok’s newsroom blog posthttps://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/tiktoks-q-1-2021-community-guidelines-enforcement-report

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