Meta-owned social media platforms Facebook and Instagram cracked down on a total of 2.7 crore posts on the social media platform in July, according to their monthly report. The firm, which is an intermediary under IT norms, removed 1.73 crore spam posts and 2.3 lakh posts for violent and graphic content as part of efforts to comply with government norms for social media platforms. Meta also published details of actions taken on complaints under its grievance redressal mechanism, saying it has responded to 100 percent of user reports.
in the Monthly report Under the IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Code of Ethics) Rules, 2021, for July published on Wednesday, Meta revealed that the company removed 2.5 crore posts on Facebook and 2 million posts on Instagram in July. The company publishes regular reports of actions taken on content in the previous month.
According to Meta’s latest report, the company removed 1.73 crore instances of spam on Facebook, with a “proactive rate” of 99.6 percent. Apart from cracking down on spam, 1.1 lakh posts related to hate speech, 23 lakh posts related to violent and graphic content and 27 lakh posts containing nudity and sexual content were removed from the platform with 99.9 and 99.4 percent active search rates. , respectively.
The company says more than 9 lakh posts on Instagram related to suicide and self-harm, while more than 22,000 hate speech and 3.7 lakh posts related to nudity and sexual content have been removed from the photo and video sharing service. Active detection rates for these types of content were 99.5 percent, 77.4 percent, and 96 percent, respectively.
As per IT norms, Meta’s social media platform is expected to respond to user complaints through a grievance redressal mechanism. The company said it received 626 and 1033 reports from users on Facebook and Instagram, respectively, and claimed that it responded to all user reports.
At Facebook, the company resolved 603 reported issues by providing appropriate tools, taking action on nine of the remaining 23 complaints based on company policies.
Meanwhile, on Instagram, the company says it resolved user issues in 945 cases with the help of the necessary tools, while 35 of the remaining 88 reports were acted upon, according to Meta. The company says it expects to publish subsequent versions of the report with a delay of 30 to 45 days after the reporting period.