Filipino commuting exercises are marked on Tiktok as “dangerous content”

Screenshot by Jacque Manabat on his TikTok video deleted from the app (Twitter / Jacque Manabat)

A video from TikTok about public transport problems in the country was suddenly flagged as “dangerous” on the video sharing service.

Journalist of the ABS CBN Jacques Manabatwho released the video, informed her Twitter followers of the cancellation on June 8.

Manabat also attached another TikTok video as an alleged replacement for the one reported.

“Since my TikTok content on ‘Exercises ng Pinoy Commuter sa Metro Manila’ has been marked as’ dangerous content, here’s a ‘non-dangerous’ post that reflects the plight of the passengers on a daily basis,” he said.

The new video showed a long line of commuters waiting for jeepney rides along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City at 6:30 a.m.

So manabat reported this situation on separate social media posts.

In the TikTok version, he inserted witty lyrics or captions about some commuters to describe their supposed thoughts as they waited for jeepney rides.

Some of the texts read are the following:

  • “Ang init. 30 minutes na. Wala pa ba “
  • “Wala pa rin bang jeep? Hanggang kelan ako maghihintay? “

On Tuesday 7 June Manabat uploaded the relevant TikTok video which he titled “Routine Exercises as a Filipino Commuter”.

He also posted it on Twitter that day.

The 18-minute video consciously showed the daily struggles of commuters in the form of exercise routines.

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These are as follows:

  • Obstacle course
  • Running
  • balancing
  • walking
  • Pull-up bar
  • Cycling (different challenge levels)

His tweet has so far earned 18,900 likes, 1,431 retweet citations and 3,321 retweets.

Manabat’s own TikTok video, meanwhile, was no longer found on his account.

About TikTok policies

Similar to other social media platforms, TikTok moderate its content through its own Community Guidelines where users can use its tools and technology to identify potential “harmful content and behavior”.

Your own users can flag or report any application content for further review by your security team.

Once the TikTok team discovers that the video has violated its Community Guidelines, the team will immediately remove it from the application.

According to its guidelines, the next content qualifies as “dangerous acts and challenges”:

  • Content that shows the potentially inappropriate use of dangerous tools or objects
  • Content that describes dangerous driving behaviors
  • Content that describes or promotes the ingestion of substances not intended for consumption and which could cause serious harm
  • Content that describes or provides detailed instructions on how to engage in a dangerous activity
  • Dangerous games, challenges, challenges or stunts that could cause injury or property damage

How other users reacted

After the video was removed, some users speculated why it was reported as “dangerous content”.

“Dangerous content,” said one user with palm emojis.

Manabat replied to one of them, that law: “Is disinformation / disinformation on an app na yan, di ba dangerous?”

Other users have criticized TikTok itself and those who flagged its clip as allegedly dangerous.

“Dangerous content ????? Thousands of people experience this every day and there are far more harmful things about the app and THIS is what is being reported? a user She said.

“Dangerous content ??? It’s reality, ”another user tweeted.

His update soon reached the online forum r / Philippines.

The Redditors also criticized users who reported the Manabat video, resulting in its removal from the platform.

“This type of Pinoy talks about the problem, faces the problem. Kaya rather fall into ‘napoli’ na propaganda”, a user She said.