FB and Instagram cut more than 30 minutes of content in India in September


New Delhi:

The social network acted on 26.9 million pieces of content in 10 policies for Facebook and over 3.2 million pieces of content in 9 policies for Instagram in accordance with the 2021 rules on information technology (intermediate directives and code of ethics of digital media), the company said in its monthly report.

“This report will contain details of the content we have proactively removed using our automated tools and details of user complaints received and actions taken,” a spokesperson for Meta said in a statement. .

“In accordance with IT rules, we have published our fourth monthly compliance report for the 30-day period (September 1 to September 30),” the spokesperson added.

In September, Meta received 708 reports through the Indian Complaints Mechanism and responded to all of those reports. Of these reports, Facebook provided tools for users to resolve their issues in 589 cases.

The social network took action on 33,600 content related to hate speech and 516,800 content in the category of adult nudity and sexual activity in the country.

Meta has also taken action on 307,000 bullying and harassment related content in India.

“We use a combination of artificial intelligence, reports from our community and reviews by our teams to identify and review content against our policies,” said the spokesperson for Meta.

All tech giants have been asked to produce monthly compliance reports in accordance with the new 2021 IT rules.

WhatsApp banned 20.7 lakh accounts in India in August. Between June 16 and July 31, WhatsApp banned 30.2 lakh accounts in India under new IT rules.

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