As one of the fastest-growing social media platforms, TikTok has been under constant scrutiny for the way it moderates content on the platform, which has forced the app to tighten its grip on unwanted content on the platform.
One of the ways the company does that is through community feedback. Any TikTok user can report content on the platform that they deem unfit and send it to TikTok’s team for review.
But does TikTok tell you who reported you?
Let’s find out.
The reporting process on TikTok– where Brits spend over an hour a day – is anonymous, and users cannot see who reported them.
The ‘report’ feature allows any user or follower to file a report against you– from spam and fake engagement to misinformation and illegal activities– and promises to keep their identity hidden.
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On TikTok, users can report other users’ videos (including LIVE videos), comments, accounts, chats, and direct messages.
There are 2 ways to report a video on TikTok.
If you want to report one comment, all you have to do is press and hold the comment, tap ‘Report’ and choose a reason.
To report comments in bulk:
To report a hashtag in the TikTok app:
To report an entire account, rather than a video, you need to:
If you’re on the receiving end of messages that you believe are going against TikTok’s guidelines, you can:
You can also report a direct message by long-pressing it and tapping the ‘Report’ option.
Reporting a Live on the platform is similar to reporting a video. To do so,
According to TikTok’s Community Guidelines (TOS), users can report any content that promotes:
There’s a separate section where you can report content that goes against TikTok’s minor safety policies.
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TikTok does not have an option where users can ‘un-report’ content, comments, or an account they’ve already reported.
Once a user submits a report, TikTok moderators will review it and determine whether a violation of the app’s community guidelines occurred. If it did, they will take appropriate action. If not, they will clear the account.
More importantly, you won’t face any repercussions for a report that didn’t result in any action against the user.
When someone reports a video, comment, or account, the TikTok team puts it under review.
Depending on what was reported and the severity of the report, TikTok might temporarily restrict, mute, or pull down the video/comment until they determine whether it violated the app’s community guidelines.
If they decide that the content does not belong on the app, the creator may appeal the decision.
The company may also temporarily suspend or ban accounts that had repeatedly violated its community guidelines.
Note that if the content violated any of TikTok’s zero-tolerance policies, regardless of whether it was the first violation or not, the account will be automatically banned from the app.
If you believe that your video was incorrectly removed, you can appeal the decision.
To do so:
TikTok will send you a notification in your inbox once they review the appeal.
TikTok uses a variety of tools to ensure that users on the platform follow its community guidelines. One of those tools is its reporting feature that helps users on the platform flag content that potentially breaks the app’s rules.
Users can anonymously report anything from videos and comments to entire accounts and TikTok will never reveal who submitted the report to the user on the receiving end.
Yes, it is. TikTok does not reveal the identity of users that make reports on the platform.
TikTok does not rely on the number of reports when deciding whether certain content violates the platform’s guidelines. One report is enough to flag the video and prompt a review from TikTok’s team.
TikTok does not inform creators who reported their content on the platform.
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