TikTok says it removed 16 million videos from India in second half of 2019


TikTok released its transparency report for H2 2019 (July to December 2019) detailing government takedown requests and the removal of videos that violated its policies.

The Bytedance-owned company said it removed over 16 million videos in India that violated its community guidelines during the time period. Overall, the company removed more than 49 million videos — 1 percent of total video posts on the platform.

The company didn’t reveal the nature of these videos, but said that it’s AI systems caught 98.2% of them before any users reported them. It also added that 89.4% of these removed videos didn’t receive a single view.