Meta removes over 43 million ‘bad content’ on Facebook, Instagram in India: Report – Times of India

Mark Zuckerberg-led Meta has said that it took down over 38.4 million pieces of content across 13 policies for Facebook and over 4.61 million pieces of bad content across 12 policies for Instagram in March in India.
Big digital and social media platforms, with more than 5 million users, have to publish monthly compliance reports in accordance with the new IT Rules 2021.
In its monthly report in compliance with the IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, Meta highlighted that tools to address content reports include pre-established channels for specific violations, self-remediation flows where they can download their data, avenues to address account hacked issues etc.

“We measure the number of pieces of content (such as posts, photos, videos or comments) we take action on for going against our standards. Taking action could include removing a piece of content from Facebook or Instagram or covering photos or videos that may be disturbing to some audiences with a warning,” said Meta.
Bad content reports received for Facebook
In the monthly report, the social media company said that between March 1 and March 31, Facebook received 7,193 reports through the Indian grievance mechanism. It added that 1,903 cases were resolved.
“Of the other 5,290 reports where specialised review was needed, we reviewed content as per our policies, and we took action on 1,300 reports in total. The remaining 3,990 reports were reviewed but may not have been actioned,” Meta added.

Bad content reports received for Instagram
On Instagram, the company received 9,226 reports through the grievance mechanism. Out of these reports, the company provided tools for users to resolve their issues in 4,280 cases.
“Of the other 4,946 reports where specialised review was needed, Meta reviewed content and took action on 1,656 reports in total. The remaining 3,290 reports on Instagram were reviewed but may not have been actioned,” the company said.

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