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TikTok makes efforts to limit the exposure of harmful content

The platform just implemented automated removals

TikTok makes efforts to limit the exposure of harmful content

Currently, TikTok’s pass through an automated scanning system that results in the removal of posts that the system predicts is violating community guidelines.

Now, TikTok is taking further steps to limit the exposure of harmful content and improve its system.

“Over the next few weeks, we’ll begin using technology to automatically remove some types of violative content identified upon upload, in addition to removals confirmed by our Safety team. Automation will be reserved for content categories where our technology has the highest degree of accuracy, starting with violations of our policies on minor safety, adult nudity and sexual activities, violent and graphic content, and illegal activities and regulated goods.” shared TikTok.

TikTok also explained that these updates may help their own staff: “In addition to improving the overall experience on TikTok, we hope this update also supports resiliency within our Safety team by reducing the volume of distressing videos moderators view and enabling them to spend more time in highly contextual and nuanced areas, such as bullying and harassment, misinformation, and hateful behavior.”

TikTok also stated that 60% of people who have received a first warning for violating its guidelines have not gone on to have a second violation, which is another vote of confidence in the process.