Google removed 1.11 lakh bad content over user complaints in India
Technology: The news came out that the company Google removed over 1,11,493 pieces of bad content based on user complaints in June this year 2022 in compliance with the new India IT Rules, 2021. Most of the content removed which were related to copyright violations, and other categories like trademark, court order, circumvention, graphic sexual content, and others.
The Google Company has received 32,717 complaints across the country in the same period, related to third-party content which is believed to violate local laws or personal rights on various Google platforms.
Google said, that they have received different types of complaints in different categories like some requests claims violation of intellectual property rights, while others claim the violation of local laws prohibiting types of content on grounds such as defamation or maligning.
Additionally, according to the reports from their users, they invest heavily in fighting harmful content online and use technology to detect and remove it from the Google platforms. The company further said that as part of its automated detection processes, for some of its products to prevent the spreading of harmful content such as child sexual abuse material and violent extremist content. They have removed 528,846 accounts from the country.
Under the new role of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 or IT Rules, Google and other social media platforms, are mandated to publish monthly compliance reports with details of complaints received from users in India and all the actions taken, as well as removal actions taken as a result of automated detection.
According to the new IT rules 2021, the big digital and social media platforms that have more than 5 million users, have to publish their monthly compliance reports. Google will evaluate the reports that have been filed and content reported to them under their content policies, Community Guidelines, and/or legal policies.