In the second quarter of 2022, About 33.6 million fake accounts on the TikTok platform. The amount represents a 61% increase over the 20.8 million accounts banned from January to March this year. The data was released by ByteDance this Wednesday (28) in the Community Guidelines Practices report.

Looking at the same period last year, the increase in the number of removed accounts represents a 2,000% increase in just 12 months. What identifies a fake account changes. These are often profiles that impersonate politicians, brands or celebrities. There are still those who intend a coup.

Spam accounts and video removal

Despite the increase in the number of banned fakes, TikTok reduced its spam account creation blocking from 202 million in the first quarter to 75 million in the following period.. The platform said it allows rendering, but is prohibited when profiles are enabled.

The report also pointed to an increase in proactive video removal. That is, when the content is removed before it is reported. In the first three months of 2022, it was 83.6 percent. From April to June, this number increased to 89.1%. Videos deleted less than 24 hours after reporting rose from 71.9% to 83.9%.

TikTok has about 1 billion active users. The same number of people living on the North American continent, or 12% of the world’s population, is an estimated 7.8 billion.

Source: Tec Mundo

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