Amidst the tussle between the government and social media companies on the new IT rules, 4 companies have released compliance reports. In these reports, Facebook, Google, Instagram and Ku have told how many complaints related to content they have received and what action has been taken on them.
Know what is compliance report:
Recently, the government has made some new rules for social media, news portals and OTT platforms in the IT Act. Under these rules, social media platforms with more than 50 lakh users will have to issue a compliance report every month.
This report will detail the complaints received on that platform during a month and the action taken on those complaints. Under this rule, these companies have released their first reports.
Facebook has said in its report that between May 15 and June 15, it has processed more than 30 million posts and content. These posts were against Facebook’s community standards. Action has been taken on these content in more than 10 categories. The company has said that the final report will be released on July 15, which will also contain information about WhatsApp.
Instagram has said in its report that it has processed two million posts between May 15 and June 15. Instagram’s parent company is also Facebook. Most of the action was taken on Violent Content. Along with this, Instagram took action on about 5 lakh posts related to obscene and sexual activity.
Google has maximum 96% complaints related to copyright issue:
Google has also released the compliance report from April 1 to April 30. The company has said that during this period it had received more than 27 thousand complaints of which 96% were copyright infringement. During this time, the company has removed about 59 thousand posts and content from Google and YouTube. The company says that in the next compliance report, it will give more category-wise information.