February 24, 2024

TikTok has announced its commitment to continuing the enforcement of its censorship policies, ensuring that hate content, violative content, and content promoting Hamas are removed from the platform. Since the start of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, there has been a significant increase in the spread of hate content across all platforms. TikTok reported that from October 7 to November 17, they removed over 1,164,000 videos for violating their rules, including those promoting Hamas, hate speech, terrorism, and misinformation. They also stated that they have globally removed millions of pieces of content during the same period and have seen a 67% increase in fake accounts since the start of the conflict. Additionally, the platform has removed 35 million fake accounts and over 993,000 bot comments related to the conflict. TikTok acknowledges the challenging time for its community and is actively seeking feedback from creators and experts to make additional changes and provide support resources through their new Safety Center.