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TikTok Launches New Strikes-Based Penalty System for Repeat Offenders

February 2, 2023

TikTok is rolling out a new strikes-based system for account suspensions and penalties, in order to weed out repeat offenders in the app, as opposed to taking action on each individual case.

Which, according to TikTok, is a common problem:

“Repeat violators tend to follow a pattern – our analysis has found that almost 90% violate using the same feature consistently, and over 75% violate the same policy category repeatedly.”

In order to impose stronger penalties, and provide more protection for users, TikTok’s new system will see users penalized based on their cumulative actions.

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