Bytedance-owned TikTok has released its second transparency report which accounts that the company took down more than 49 million videos around the world during the second half of 2019, the company says these videos were removed for violating either the app’s community guidelines or terms of service.
The company notes that a total of 49,247,689 videos were removed globally that accounts for less than 1% of all the videos posted on TikTok, the company also notes that 98.2% of those videos were proactively caught and removed by the system and 89.4% were taken down before they received any views.
In the same period of 2019, YouTube reported removing around 14.7 million videos in which the United States and India were also YouTube’s top markets for video removals.
Top 5 countries or market where videos were removed by TikTok:
The company says it only received around 1,300 copyright removal requests and 45 government takedown requests (mostly from India), and it did not comply with all of those requests. Like the first half of 2019, the report indicates that TikTok did not receive any takedown requests or user information requests from China, where its parent company, Bytedance, is based.
Legal requests for user information
|Country / Market||Legal Request||Emergency Request||Total Requests||Total Accounts Specified||Percentage of Requests Where Information was Produced|
Government requests for content removal
|Country / Market||Government Requests||Total Accounts Specified||Accounts Removed or Restricted||Contents Removed or Restricted|
Takedowns for infringement of intellectual property
|Copyrighted Content Take-down Notices||Percentage of Requests Where Some Content was Removed|
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