Earlier this week Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a final warning to China based video-sharing app TikTok for obscene content that was against internet guidelines of Pakistan government. In response, the short-video sharing app has issued a statement showing PTA of its mechanism and efforts to ensure quality and security standards on the app.
“Based on our H2 2019 data (July 1 – December 31, 2019) from our Transparency Report, our moderation system proactively caught and removed 98.2% of videos before a user reported them; of the total videos removed, 89.4% were taken down before these videos received any views,” said TikTok spokesperson in the official statement.
As a result of the mentioned measures, TikTok said it removed “3,728,162 user videos that were found in violation of regulations from Pakistan from July 1 to December 31, 2019”.
Ensuring better security protocols and giving consumers the right to maintain content on the app is something TikTok is working on. “A safe and positive in-app environment” is the app’s utmost priority, TikTok stated.