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Between May and June, Google claimed to have removed over 11.6 lakh harmful posts off its platform

The impact of the Indian central government’s new IT laws has begun to emerge. On Friday, Google, among other social networking sites, submitted its compliance report. In the months of May and June, Google claims it eliminated over 11.6 lakh problematic online stuff in India.

Google has eliminated over 634,357 posts within may month, as per the report. Meanwhile, in June, 526,866 potentially harmful stuff was deleted by it. The measures were taken to comply with the new IT Guidelines for social media networks. The company furthermore claims in a compliance report that it has also utilized automatic technologies to eliminate toxic stuff from the site and gathered complaints about offensive stuff throughout the country and took measures on the part.

The SSMI system was used to collect these concerns. Using the robotic deduction method, Google has gotten roughly ten grievances from consumers. that have been put through an automated assessment. Before Google, other social media networks including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter had also submitted monthly compliance reports. The Indian government was highly criticized by the human rights advocates and opposition leaders regarding the new IT guidelines.

In this regard, the Central Government also stated in Parliament on Wednesday that “the revised IT guidelines pose no threat to users’ confidentiality or freedom in any manner” and dismissed the request for a reconsideration of the new IT laws in this case. However, in the last few months authorities and the microblogging platform Twitter had a serious disagreement about the new social media guidelines. But Twitter, on the other hand, has finally conformed to the new IT regulations.

Google released its first-ever compliance report under the new IT rules in early July, claiming to have taken down over 59,350 posts, 96.2 percent of which were associated with copyright concerns, 1.3 percent to trademark concerns, 1% to Libel, 0.4 percent to counterfeit concerns, and 0.4 percent to circumvention issues.

Riya

Riya is a technology enthusiast and an avid researcher. She writes about consumer tech, hacking, and technology consumer issues at TheDigitalHacker.
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