TikTok has eliminated greater than 380,000 movies within the US for violating its hate speech coverage up to now this 12 months, the short-form video app stated Thursday.
The app, owned by China’s ByteDance, additionally stated it banned greater than 1,300 accounts for posting hateful content material.
TikTok stated in a weblog publish that it had acted on content material reminiscent of race-based harassment and that it additionally had a zero-tolerance coverage on organized hate teams and on content material that denied “violent tragedies” just like the Holocaust or slavery.
The app, which is massively well-liked amongst youngsters, is greatest identified for dance and lip-syncing routines and viral challenges, however a evaluation by the Anti-Defamation League earlier this month stated that the platform was getting used to unfold white supremacist and anti-Semitic hate speech.
TikTok, which has been below scrutiny over its content material moderation practices, in March named the preliminary members of a content material advisory council, to provide recommendation on its insurance policies and consider the corporate’s actions.
President Trump additionally ordered ByteDance final week to divest TikTok’s US operations inside 90 days, within the newest effort to ramp up stress on the Chinese language firm over issues in regards to the security of the non-public knowledge it handles. US officers have expressed issues that info on customers might be handed on to China’s authorities.
TikTok has stated that it has by no means offered person knowledge to China and that it could not achieve this if requested.