Pakistan ranks second among over 80 million deleted videos on inappropriate tick-tock content

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Of those deleted videos, 73% contained harassing, threatening material and 72% contained hate speech. (Photo: File)
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Of those deleted videos, 73% contained harassing, threatening material and 72% contained hate speech. (Photo: File)

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Islam Abad: Video sharing application TikTak has deleted a total of more than 81 million videos in the second quarter of 2021 for violating community guidelines, ranking second in the world in the number of deleted videos worldwide. Is.

According to a statement issued by TickTalk, the global platform for creating and sharing short videos has released a Community Guidelines Enforcement Report for the second quarter of this year detailing the volume and nature of such content and accounts. Which have been deleted for violating strict community guidelines, thereby strengthening public accountability to the platform’s community, policy makers and NGOs.

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To protect the integrity of the community and the platform, 1,518,334 videos were deleted globally from April to June, less than 1.0% of all uploaded content. 93% of these videos were processed within 24 hours of posting and 94.1% were deleted before any user reported. 87.50% of content that was not seen by a single person was deleted.

Pakistan ranked second in the world in the number of deleted videos, with 9,851,400 videos deleted for violating community guidelines. Of the deleted videos, 73.3% were based on harassment and threatening content, while 72.9% contained hate speech, which was deleted before it was reported. The proportion of deleted videos is significantly higher at 66.2% and 67% during the last quarter, respectively.

According to the statement, the improvement came as a result of a combination of technology and content moderation by a special team that examines videos that violate the policy. To better implement these policies, moderators are constantly trained to identify content that contains a new meaning, a cursory reference, and a threat.

According to the announcement, the platform has also announced better mute settings for comments and questions during the live stream, allowing the host-selected viewers to be temporarily silent for a few seconds or the entire duration during the live stream. (mute), once muted, the user’s complete history will also be deleted.

In addition, the current option of turning off comments (turn-off comments) or keyword filters can be used to limit potentially harmful comments, in addition to deleting negative content. It also gives users the option to use tools and resources, including effective ways to filter comments on their content or to report multiple comments. To customize the use of the platform.

Recently, prompts have been added to the site urging people to evaluate the effects of their words before posting, which may indicate possible insults or violations. This is because about four out of ten people block their comments or make appropriate changes.

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