TikTok to automatically remove content that violates policy

Short-video sharing app TikTok will use more automation to remove videos from its platform that violate its community guidelines.
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At present, videos uploaded to the platform go through technology tools that work to recognize and flag any potential violations which are then reviewed by a safety team member. If a violation is identified, the video is removed and the user is notified, TikTok said.

The ByteDance-owned company will begin automatically removing some types of content that violate policy over minor safety, adult nudity and sexual activities, violent and graphic content and illegal activities and regulated goods.

This will be in addition to the removals confirmed by the safety team.

The company said this will help its safety team to concentrate more on highly contextual and nuanced areas, such as bullying and harassment, misinformation and hateful behavior.

TikTok will send a warning in the app upon first violation. However, in case of repeated violations, the user will be notified and the account can also be permanently removed.