According to the Information Technology Rules, 2021, tech giant Google India in May removed nearly four lakh bad content through an automated detection process. The company said it received 25,694 complaints from individual users located in India through the specified mechanism during the one-month reporting period.
“These complaints relate to third-party content that is believed to violate local laws or individual rights on Google’s SSMI platform,” the company said in the report. “The complaints received include various categories. Some requests may allege infringement of intellectual property rights, while others claim violations of local laws restricting types of content on grounds such as defamation,” it added.
Of these, over 24,000 complaints involved copyright infringement, followed by trademark infringement (433) and other legal problems (257). The tech giant removed 62,673 pieces of content that broke community guidelines in response to user complaints.
Google noted that when it receives complaints regarding content on its platforms, they evaluate them carefully.
In its monthly compliance report on Sunday, the microblogging platform said Twitter banned over 46,000 accounts of Indian users in May in violation of its guidelines. According to the report, Twitter removed 43,656 accounts for child sexual abuse, non-consensual nudity and similar content, while 2,870 accounts were banned for promoting terrorism.
The forum received 1,698 complaints in India through its local grievance mechanism between April 26, 2022 and May 25, 2022. This includes complaints related to online abuse/harassment (1,366), hateful conduct (111), misinformation and manipulative media (36). Sensitive adult content (28), impersonation (25), among others.
In April, WhatsApp received 844 complaints within the country, and “actionable” accounts were 123. Under the new IT Rules 2021, large digital and social media platforms with over 5 million users are required to publish compliance reports monthly.
(With inputs from IANS)
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