Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti
Since the implementation Of new IT new rules, tech giants have to take strict note of actions on their respective platforms. On a daily basis, Google India receives a large number of complaints and responds by banning offenders or deleting the infringing content. The move taken by Google suggests that the crackdown on people who use dubious methods to publish their information online will continue. Google has received 35,191 complaints from users alone, according to the newest disclosures.
It also stated that in August, 93,550 pieces of material were deleted as of a result of the complaints. Google disclosed this in its monthly transparency report. In August, Google deleted 651,933 pieces of material as a consequence of automatic identification, in addition to reports from users. Google is required to provide these disclosures in order to comply with India’s new IT laws.
These complaints, according to Google, are about third-party material on Google’s significant social media intermediaries (SSMI) platforms that are considered to breach local laws or personal rights.
“Some requests may allege infringement of intellectual property rights, while others claim violation of local laws prohibiting types of content on grounds such as defamation. When we receive complaints regarding content on our platforms, we assess them carefully,” it added.
Copyright (92,750), trademark (721), counterfeit (32), circumvention (19), court order (12), explicit sexual material (12), and other legal demands were also used to remove content (4).
In addition to user reports, Google claims it spends extensively in combating dangerous information online and employs technology to detect and remove it from its platforms.
“This includes using automated detection processes for some of our products to prevent the dissemination of harmful content such as child sexual abuse material and violent extremist content.”
Google claims that automatic detection allows it to implement its rules and regulations more swiftly and correctly. It stated that these removal measures might result in the content being removed or a bad actor’s access to the Google service being terminated.
“We balance privacy and user protection to quickly remove content that violates our Community Guidelines and content policies; restrict content (e.g., age-restrict content that may not be appropriate for all audiences); or leave the content live when it doesn’t violate our guidelines or policies,” it added.
In the month of August, both Facebook and WhatsApp took action against wrongdoers. WhatsApp said it has terminated almost two million accounts in India, while Facebook “actioned” approximately 31.7 million material pieces.