TikTok has eliminated greater than 380,000 movies within the US for violating its hate speech coverage thus far this yr, the short-form video app mentioned Thursday.
The app, owned by China’s ByteDance, additionally mentioned it banned greater than 1,300 accounts for posting hateful content material.
TikTok mentioned in a weblog publish that it had acted on content material comparable to 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 widespread amongst youngsters, is finest recognized for dance and lip-syncing routines and viral challenges, however a assessment by the Anti-Defamation League earlier this month mentioned that the platform was getting used to unfold white supremacist and anti-Semitic hate speech.
TikTok, which has been beneath 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 strain 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 mentioned that it has by no means supplied person knowledge to China and that it could not achieve this if requested.