New Delhi: Google removed 1.11.493 malicious content under the new Indian IT Rules 2021 in June this year. According to Mashable, the bulk of the content removed fell under the copyright infringement category, with the rest falling under other categories such as trademarks, court orders, sexually explicit material, fraud, and others. During the same period, the internet company received 32,717 complaints from citizens of the country about external content on various Google platforms that they believed violated their personal or regional legal rights.
The complaints can be divided into numerous classifications. Some queries could allege infringement of intellectual property rights, according to Google, while others could claim that local laws that restrict the publication of certain types of material on the basis of things like defamation have been violated. (Also read: Microfinance borrower resilience behind post-COVID MFI industry turnaround)
“In addition to what our users report, we invest significant sums in fighting dangerous information online and using technology to detect and remove it from our platform,” the company said in its monthly compliance report. The company added its automatic identification procedures, resulting in the removal of 528,846 accounts nationwide. (Also read: Uber sells 7.8% stake in India’s Zomato for $392 million: sources)
We invest heavily to fight harmful web content and we use technology to detect and remove it from our platform, as reported by Mashable. Google has claimed that some of our products use automatic identification processes to prevent the spread of harmful information, such as B. Child sexual abuse material and violent extremist content.