TikTok Deletes 1.7 Million Videos of Nigerian Users From Platform

TikTok Deletes 1.7 Million Videos of Nigerian Users From Platform

Deletes 1.7 Million Videos of Users From Platform


TikTok, the popular short-form video platform owned by Bytedance, announced the deletion of 1.7 million videos from Nigerian users in the fourth quarter of 2023.

The platform attributed this action to violations of its Community Guidelines, noting 's presence among the top 50 countries for such policy breaches during Q4.

TikTok Deletes 1.7 Million Videos of Nigerian Users From Platform
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Globally, 176.5 million videos were removed during this period, with the top 50 offending markets responsible for about 90% of these removals.

These deleted videos were found to contravene TikTok's policies on integrity, authenticity, privacy, security, mental health, behavioural standards, safety, and civility, among others.

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According to The Sun, TikTok disclosed the removal of 169 million accounts identified as spam or fake during the same reporting period.

Tiktok stated:

“From October 7 through to the end of 2023, we removed more than 169 million fake accounts globally, and we have removed about 1.2 million bot comments on content tagged with hashtags related to the Israel-Hamas war.

“We remain vigilant in our efforts to detect external threats and safeguard the platform from fake accounts and . These threats persistently probe and attack our systems, leading to occasional fluctuations in the reported metrics within these areas.”

TikTok reported an uptick in fake engagement metrics during the fourth quarter of 2023, noting a surge in removed likes totalling 1.03 billion from videos.

The platform also took action against 720 million fake followers and 4.9 billion fake follow requests.

These measures were in response to the detection of engagements originating from “automated or inauthentic mechanisms.”

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Moreover, TikTok observed a rise in ad removals for policy violations, with 1.5 million ads taken down in Q4 2023, up from 1.3 million in Q3, while the removal of ads due to account-level actions decreased during the same period.

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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