metathe parent organization Facebook and Instagramsaid in a report that it removed more than 33 million pieces of content from 125 policies on its social media platforms in India in April.
In its monthly reporting in accordance with IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, the company said it removed 27.7 million pieces of content in 13 Facebook policies and more than 5.4 million pieces of content in 12 Facebook policies Instagram between April 1-30.
Major digital and social media platforms, with more than 5 million users, are required to publish monthly compliance reports in line with the new 2021 IT Rules.
The company said it received complaints through preset channels, including preset channels for specific violations, self-remediation flows where they can download their data, ways to address issues related to hacked accounts, etc.
“We measure the number of content items (such as posts, photos, videos, or comments) that we take action on because they violate our standards. Taking action may include removing a piece of content from Facebook or Instagram, or covering up photos or videos which may be disruptive to some audiences with a warning,” the company said in its report.
Getting bad content reports for Facebook
According to Meta, Facebook received 8,470 reports through the Indian complaints mechanism. In 2,225 cases, the company provided users with tools to solve their problems.
“Of the other 6,245 reports that required specialized review, we reviewed the content according to our policies and took action on a total of 1,244 reports. The remaining 5,001 reports were reviewed, but may not have taken action,” Meta added .
Receive bad content reports for Instagram
On Instagram, the company received 9,676 reports through the Indian complaints mechanism from April 1 to April 30.
“Of these, in 3,591 cases, we provided users with tools to solve their problems,” it said. Of the other 6,085 reports that required specialized review, Meta reviewed the content and took action on a total of 1,664 reports.
The company said the remaining 4,421 reports on Instagram have been reviewed but may not have been acted upon.
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