Violation of Community Guidelines: TikTok Removes 6 Million Videos

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After Madras High Court banned TikTok saying it exposes children to inappropriate content, TikTok, a short video platform, has removed six million videos from its platform for violating community guidelines.

In a press release, the Bytedance-owned company said “As part of its commitment towards providing a positive in-app environment for its users in India, revealed that it has removed over six million videos that have violated its Community Guidelines.”

According to the press release by company, TikTok has also introduced its age-gate feature for its new users, which will only allow users age 13 years and above to login and create an account on TikTok, further adding to the safety mechanisms in place to ensure that underage users do not use the platform.

“As a global community, safety has been one of TikTok’s key priorities. The launch of our age-gate feature in addition to our existing takedown of content that violates our Community Guidelines reinforce our ongoing commitment to ensure that our platform remains a safe and positive space for our Indian users and we discharge our obligations under the Intermediary Guidelines of India, in a meaningful manner”, said Helena Lersch, TikTok’s global public policy director.

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