In India, Google received a record 137,657 user complaints under the new IT Rules 2021 in July this year. Additionally, 6,89,457 pieces of harmful content were deleted nationwide in the month of July alone.
Copyright infringement accounted for the majority of complaints from Indian users (135,341), while other categories included trademarks, court orders, graphic sexual content, and fraud. Through an internal process, the tech giant received 37,173 complaints from individual users over content from third parties during the same time frame. On many Google platforms, they are thought to contravene national or local laws or private property rights.
In June, Google removed 1,11,493 problematic pieces of content as a result of user complaints, let us inform you. Different categories are used to group the complaints. Additionally, some requests have been accused of violating people’s intellectual property rights. Other complaints allege local law violations and place restrictions on certain sorts of content as a result.
The business claimed in its monthly compliance report: “In addition to what our users report, we heavily invest and use technology to battle dangerous content online and remove it from our platform. The business added that it deleted 551,800 accounts nationwide as part of its automatic identification processes.
Google claimed that we make significant investments in the battle against harmful internet content and employ technology to find and remove it from our platform. Please be aware that this involves utilizing certain of our products’ automatic identification methods to stop the spread of damaging information like violent extremist content and content involving child sexual abuse.
Google and other social media companies have been ordered to provide monthly transparency reports with information on complaints received from users in India under the Information Technology Rules, 2021 (IT Rules). This report will additionally include additional actions done as well as removal actions carried out as a result of automatic detection.
Let us inform you that, in accordance with the new IT Rules 2021, major social media and digital platforms with more than 5 million members must file monthly compliance reports.