New Delhi: TikTok, a popular short video-sharing app, has removed nearly 60 lakh videos for violating content guidelines in India. The development comes days after Central government issued notices to the social media platform along with a set of 24 questions over its alleged misuse for ‘anti-national activities’ in the country. Also Read - Ghost Video: Baby Gets 'Pulled Under The Bed' by Ghost, Dad Shares Horrifying Footage | Watch
Speaking to Times of India, Sachin Sharma, Director (Sales and Partnerships) at TikTok said. “We are committed to maintaining a safe and positive in-app environment for our users to showcase their creativity and talent. TikTok in no way endorses or promotes content that is in violation of our community guidelines.” Also Read - Huge Crowd Gathers as Murder-accused Maharashtra Minister Sanjay Rathod Visits Temple | WATCH
TikTok’s key community guidelines claim to check cyberbullying/ harassment or hate speech content, graphic content or content promoting nudity. Also Read - Facebook, Google, Microsoft, TikTok Adopt Australian Misinformation Code to Address Spread of Fake News
Last week, the Centre had warned these apps that they might face a ban if they do not submit appropriate responses of its set of 24 questions.
The action from the Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) follows a complaint by the RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch, which had written to the Prime Minister alleging that these platforms are being used for anti-national and illegal activities.