Measures taken against 3.2 million messages

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Highlights

  • Facebook received 904 user reports through its Indian complaints mechanism between August 1 and August 31.
  • Facebook provided tools to users to resolve their issues in 754 cases.
  • Facebook’s photo-sharing platform Instagram took action against 22 lakh posts in nine violation categories.

New Delhi: Social media giant Facebook, in its compliance report for August 2021, said the company took action against 3.2 million posts in India for various content violations while its platform photo-sharing agency, Instagram, took action against 22 lakh posts across nine categories of offenses.

Meanwhile, Facebook-owned mobile chat platform Whatsapp has deleted 20.7 lakh accounts, the company said in its compliance report.

Facebook received 904 user reports through its Indian complaints mechanism between August 1 and August 31. “Facebook provided tools for users to resolve their issues in 754 cases. These include pre-established channels for reporting content for specific breaches, self-correction feeds where they can upload their data, ways to troubleshoot account hijacking issues, and more. The company said.

For Facebook, censored content includes that related to spam (2.6 crore), violent and graphic content (26 lakh), adult nudity and sexual activity (20 lakh) and hate speech (2, 4 lakh). Other categories in which content has been covered include bullying and harassment (90,400), suicide and self-harm (6.7 lakh), dangerous organizations and individuals: terrorist propaganda (2.7 lakh) and dangerous organizations and individuals: organized hatred (31,600).

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