Recently, in June, Google removed 1,11,493 harmful pieces of content in accordance with the new India IT Rules, 2021. According to Google’s Monthly Transparency Report, the major content that was removed fell under the category of copyright infringement, with the rest falling under other categories like trademarks, court orders, explicit sexual material, fraud, and others.
Within the period of a few months internet company received 32,717 complaints and applications from all over the country about external content on different Google platforms that they believed to violate their personal or regional legal rights.
“In addition to what our users report, we substantially spend in battling dangerous information online and employing technology to detect and remove it from our platform”, the company informed.
The company added its automatic identification procedures resulting in the removal of 528,846 accounts nationwide. We invest a lot of money to fight harmful internet content, and we use technology to track it down and remove it from our platform.
Google asserted that some of our products will make use of automatic identification processes in order to prevent the spread of harmful information, such as child sex abuse material and violent extremist content.
The actions were taken as a result of automated detection mechanisms used by Google’s SSMI platforms. The period captures information from June 1 to June 30. Google might publish more monthly transparency reports in the coming months.
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