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Koo removed 498 posts from its platform in July, down by 60 percent compared to content removals in June

Developed in India, Koo was the first social media intermediary to say that it would comply with the new IT rules. Koo, a homegrown microblogging platform, published its second compliance report for the month of July 2021, as mandated by Rule 4(d) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, notified by the Indian government in February this year. The report revealed that it had removed 498 Koos reported by its community; in June, the company had taken down as many as 1,253 Koos. The company did not elaborate on the nature of these complaints. Koos are posts that users upload on the platform along the lines of tweets for Twitter. "Rule 4(d) of the IT Rules, 2021, specify that Significant Social Media Intermediaries (who have more than 5 million users) must publish periodic compliance report every month…

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