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

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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.