Facebook Accounts: Meta-owned social media platform Facebook has said in its recent monthly report that during the month of May, it has taken action against about 1.75 crore content under 13 infringement categories in India. It states that the content against which the action was taken fell under categories such as harassment, pressure, violence or graphic material, adult nudity and sexual activity, endangering children, dangerous organizations and individuals and spam.
Action taken against 1.75 crore materials
In India’s perspective, the monthly report said that between May 1 and May 31, 2022, Facebook has taken action against 1.75 crore content under various categories. At the same time, Instagram’s other platform, Instagram, has taken action against about 41 lakh materials in 12 categories during the same period.
This Meta report said that taking action may mean removing any content from Facebook or Instagram or covering and adding warnings to images and videos that some people may find disturbing.
Twitter India released the report
Under the new information technology rules that came into effect in May last year, large digital forums with over 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 which has already been actively blocked. Twitter India’s Transparency Report June 2022 stated that between April 26, 2022 and May 25, 2022, it received over 1,500 complaints in the country.
46,500 accounts suspended
It said that over 46,500 accounts were suspended for violating the guidelines. However, it said that this data pertains to global action, including material originating from India. A recent report by META-owned WhatsApp states that acting on complaints received, more than 19 lakh Indian accounts were frozen in May.