NEW DELHI :
The Indian Government’s IT rules that came into force in May 2021 mandate large digital platforms – with over 5 million users- to publish periodic compliance reports every month.
In their Monthly transparency report tech giant Google has revealed that the platform had received 26,087 complaints from users and removed 61,114 pieces of content based on those complaints in November.
Google had received 24,569 complaints from users and removed 48,594 pieces of content based on those complaints in October, while 3,84,509 pieces of content were removed as a result of automated detection.
The report added that 3,75,468 pieces of content were removed in November as a result of automated detection.
Google, in its latest report, said it had received 26,087 complaints in the month of November (November 1-30, 2021) from individual users located in India via designated mechanisms, and the number of removal actions as a result of user complaints stood at 61,114.
These complaints relate to third-party content that is believed to violate local laws or personal rights on Google’s significant social media intermediaries (SSMI) platforms, the report said.
“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…