TikTok removed over 3.7 crore videos from India for violating its guidelines in the first half of 2020, the company owned by China’s ByteDance claimed in its transparency report published on Tuesday. The report also underlined TikTok’s initiatives to flag and eradicate misinformation on the platform. In late June the government banned TikTok in India along with 58 other apps that had a linkage with China. Apple App Store and Google Play both removed the app in the country and telcos disconnected user access to the platform shortly after the nationwide ban came into effect.
In the transparency report, TikTok said that it had removed a total of 3,76,82,924 videos from India in the first half of 2020. Those videos were a part of the 10,45,43,719 videos removed from the platform globally for violating its community guidelines and terms of service.
“Of those videos, we found and removed 96.46 percent