Social media platform TikTok has removed 7million children’s accounts.
The accounts were believed to belong to people under-13 years of age. At the moment users have to be aged 13 and over and the people behind the viral video platform say they’re working to make it safer for everyone.
The app says the accounts it deleted make up less than 1% of the app’s users across the world.
Lots of children and young people are big fans of the social media app TikTok. It’s provided a fun way for people all over the world to create and watch content.
It’s the first time the platform has published figures like this. It says it hopes the detail about under-age users will “help the industry push forward when it comes to transparency and accountability around user safety”.
TikTok is working to make the app safer for everyone. In a statement it said that;
- 61,951,327 videos were removed for violating the app’s rules, which makes up less than 1% of all videos uploaded to the platform
- 82% of them were removed before being viewed, 91% before any user reported them, and 93% within 24 hours of being posted
- 1,921,900 adverts were rejected for violating advertising policies and guidelines
- 11,149,514 accounts in total were removed for violating guidelines and terms of service. including the 7,263,952 believed to belong to those under 13