wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Google took down 61,114 content pieces in November, compliance report for India shows

User complaints were mostly focused on copyright infringement claims and Google complied with 98% of them.

Google received 26,087 complaints from users and removed 61,114 pieces of content based on those complaints in November, the company said in its monthly transparency report. In addition, Google also removed 3,75,468 pieces of content in November as a result of automated detection.

When compared to 3,85,509 pieces of content in October, there has been a slight decrease in removals through automated detection. Similar to previous reports, Google mentioned that the reported content has been removed from “all its platforms”, but does not specify which platforms are covered by the report.

For the automated detection process, Google uses —

  • Location data of the sender or creator of the content
  • Location of account creation
  • IP address at the time of video upload
  • User phone number

Most complaints received and removed on copyright infringements

Around 25,013 complaints  (95.9% of the total complaints) received were related to copyright-related issues. “Some requests may allege infringement of intellectual property rights, while others claim violation of local laws prohibiting types of content on grounds such as defamation,” said Google in the report.

Based on those complaints, Google removed 60,387 contents on copyright infringement making it 98.8% of the total content removed.

Source: Google

What do the IT Rules say?

Rule 4(d) of the Rules specify that Significant Social Media Intermediaries (who have more than 50 lakh users) must:

publish periodic compliance report every month mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon, and the number of specific communication links or parts of information that the intermediary has removed or disabled access to in pursuance of any proactive monitoring conducted by using automated tools or any other relevant information as may be specified.

“To allow sufficient time for data processing and validation, there will be a two-month lag for reporting,” Google had said in its June report, adding that it would include more granular data in subsequent reports.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Also read:

Have something to add? Post your comment and gift someone a MediaNama subscription.

Written By

Among other subjects, I cover the increasing usage of emerging technologies, especially for surveillance in India

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Due to the scale of regulatory and technical challenges, transparency reporting under the IT Rules has gotten off to a rocky start.

News

Here are possible reasons why Indians are not generating significant IAP revenues despite our download share crossing 30%.

News

This article addresses the legal and practical ambiguities in understanding the complex crypto ecosystem in India.

News

It is widely argued that the PDP Bill report seeks to discard the intermediary status of social media platforms but that may not be...

News

Looking at the definition of health data, it is difficult to verify whether health IDs are covered by the Bill.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ