TikTok, owned by Bytedance, has revealed the removal of 1.4 million videos uploaded by Nigerian users in the third quarter of 2023, citing violations of the platform’s policies.
Also, it revealed that 73.6 million accounts was deleted during the same period, due to a substantial crackdown on fraudulent and spam accounts.
This was announced in the platform’s recent Community Guidelines Enforcement Report,
The report also gave statistics which included included the elimination of 348.7 million likes on videos, exposing the extent of inauthentic engagement.
In the same vein, TikTok also tackled the issue of fake follow requests, with a staggering 7.2 billion requests removed, adding that the platform took action against 211.3 million fake followers, emphasizing their removal due to automated or inauthentic mechanisms.
Acknowledging the dynamic nature of external threats, TikTok stated, “There are periodic variations in the reported metrics in these regions due to these attackers’ continual probing and attacking of our systems.”
Despite these challenges, TikTok remains steadfast in swiftly identifying and eradicating accounts, materials, or actions aiming to manipulate user popularity on the platform.
TikTok therefore reaffirmed its commitment to fostering a secure and genuine user environment by actively addressing deceptive activities.