TikTok has today released its transparency report for the first six months of 2020 a move to help promote a safe app experience for its over 1.5 billion users globally.
The report highlights numerous improvements that the company has made towards transparency. Majorly, TikTok removed about 104,543,719M videos that were violating the community terms of service. The company also evaluated 10,625 copyrighted content take-down notices globally.
The company says, “Our top priority is promoting a safe and uplifting app environment. Over the first six months of 2020, we made numerous improvements in our continuous strive to offer a safe experience for people on our platform.”
In the last six months, TikTok expanded its Community Guidelines, with new policies to counter misinformation and disinformation including introducing fact-checking programmes in eight markets. Which include the US, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, India to help verify misleading content about the novel coronavirus, elections, and more.
In the same period, the company, the company added in-app educational PSAs on hashtags related to important topics in the public discourse, such as Covid-19.
TikTok says, during the first half of this year, our “Learn the facts about Covid-19” banner was applied to more than 7,000,000 videos in Europe. The region is among TikToks top regions currently boosting about 100 million users.
Recently, it launched Family Pairing globally, a suite of industry-leading youth safety features that enable parents to connect their TikTok account to their teens’ to guide the type of content available to their teen, promote healthy screentime habits, and decide message settings including building partnerships with leading safety organizations.