TikTok, a short video app under ByteDance, said on Tuesday that more than 104 million videos were deleted on global platforms in the first half of this year due to violations of guidelines or terms of service.
“Of those videos, we found and removed 96.4% of videos before a user reported them, and 90.3% were removed before they received any views,” TikTok said in a transparency report. (bit.ly/3iTy0vl)
TikTok launched a fact-checking process in the first half of this year to verify content related to the new coronavirus and elections.
The report comes at a time when China’s ByteDance has been racing to avoid cracking down on TikTok after the US Department of Commerce said it would block new downloads and updates to the app.
US officials have expressed concern about passing the personal data of as many as 100 million Americans using the app to the Chinese Communist government.
The company said on Tuesday that it received 1,768 user data requests, of which 290 (16.4%) came from US law enforcement agencies.