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Meta takes action against 27 million posts in India in July

Meta takes action against 27 million posts in India in July
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1 Sep, 2022
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Facebook parent Meta cracked down on over 27 million posts across Facebook and Instagram in July for violating community guidelines, according to the latest monthly transparency report for India, published August 31. The report shows that Meta took action against around 25 million posts on Facebook and around 2 million on Instagram. 

According to Meta, taking action includes removing a piece of content or covering photos or videos that may be disturbing to some audiences with a warning.

All significant social media intermediaries are required to publish transparency reports every month under Rule 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

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Out of the 25 million Facebook posts against which action was taken, 17.3 million were spam, 2.7 million involved adult nudity, and sexual activity, 2.3 million had violent and graphic content, and over 1 million were linked to dangerous organizations and individuals such as those linked with terrorist activities. 

Similarly, on Instagram out of the 2 million, close to 1 million posts against which action was taken were on suicide and self-harm, while 370,000 were promoting adult nudity and sexual activity. 

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Further, the report shows that Meta received 626 complaints from users in India through various grievance mechanisms on Facebook. On Instagram, 1033 complaints were received from users through grievance mechanisms. Meta said it responded to all of the user complaints.