TikTok will automatically remove videos showing nudity

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Social media platform TikTok has announced that it will automatically remove videos showing nudity or sexual activity as it tightens its safety policy for minors.

“Automation will be reserved for categories of content where our technology has the highest degree of accuracy, starting with violations of our policies on the safety of minors, adult nudity and sexual activity, violent and graphic content, illegal activities and regulated goods,” the Chinese video said. -sharing company said in a press release Friday.

The new policy will be rolled out over the next few weeks and will apply to users in the United States and Canada.

The company said the move comes so TikTok moderators won’t have to watch so many annoying videos to delete and will allow users a safer experience. The moderators had already viewed all the videos before deciding whether or not to remove content.

Moderators will also now have more time to focus on regulating videos involving hate speech, bullying and misinformation, according to TikTok’s U.S. safety chief Eric Han.

The announcement comes as the company appears to be more transparent about how it moderates content, such as flagging how many accounts owned by children under 13 it removes and changing how it warns users when they violate the standards.

Fox News reached out to TikTok for comment but did not get an immediate response.

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