It said that the content that was taken against them fell under categories such as harassment, coercion, violence or graphic content, adult nudity and sexual activity, endangering children, dangerous organizations and individuals and spam.
India’s Perspective Monthly report said Facebook took action against 1.75 crore content under different categories between May 1 and May 31, 2022, while Instagram’s other platform, Instagram, reported nearly 41 million content across 12 categories during the same period. Action was taken against lakhs of materials.
“Taking action may mean removing any content from Facebook or Instagram or covering and adding a warning to images and videos that some may find disturbing,” the Meta report said.
Under the new information technology rules that came into effect in May last year, large digital forums with more than five million users are required to publish compliance reports every month detailing complaints received and action taken. It also contains information about content that has been removed or has already been actively blocked.
Twitter India’s Transparency Report June 2022 stated that it received over 1,500 complaints in the country between April 26, 2022 and May 25, 2022.
It said that over 46,500 accounts were suspended for violating the guidelines. However, it added that the data pertains to global action, including material originating from India.
A recent report by META-owned WhatsApp states that acting on complaints received, over 19 lakh Indian accounts were frozen in May.
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