Extra TikTok movies have been eliminated in India than every other market. The US was second, with almost 10 million movies eliminated. Movies eliminated globally accounted for lower than 1% of the full uploaded to the platform, TikTok stated.
India was an enormous marketplace for TikTok earlier than the federal government banned it and a number of other different well-known Chinese language apps in late June, citing a “risk to sovereignty and integrity.” The transfer adopted a border conflict between the 2 international locations earlier within the month that left not less than 20 Indian troopers useless.
India had been the most important driver of recent TikTok downloads, producing near 660 million installs since its launch in 2017, based on analytics agency Sensor Tower. ByteDance had forecast over $1 billion in promoting income from India this yr, most of it generated by TikTok, based on estimates from consulting agency R3.
In its transparency report, TikTok stated that of the roughly 105 million movies it eliminated worldwide within the first half of this yr, 31% have been taken down for holding “grownup nudity and sexual actions” and 22% have been eliminated for “minor security,” based on the report.
Like different common social media platforms, TikTok would not enable sexually specific content material on its app. The corporate additionally famous that “overtly sexual content material might be offensive inside sure cultures.”
Final yr, TikTok was blocked in India for a few month after an Indian court docket dominated that it might expose youngsters to sexual predators, pornographic content material and cyberbullying. The court docket reversed its choice following an enchantment by ByteDance, which stated on the time that it could proceed to reinforce security options.
TikTok has not been so fortunate this time round. The corporate stated in July it’s working with the Indian authorities to attempt to allay its considerations.