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Google removes over 1.11 Lakh harmful content pieces; know why

By Shgun S -- August 03, 2022 4:58 pm -- Updated:August 03, 2022 5:50 pm

Washington (US), August 3: Complying with the new India IT Rules, 2021, Google removed 1,11,493 harmful pieces of content in June of this year.

According to Mashable, the majority of the removed content was due to copyright infringement, with the remainder falling under various categories such as trademarks, court orders, explicit sexual material, fraud, and others.

During the same time period, Google received 32,717 complaints from individuals of the country concerning external content on various Google platforms that they claimed violated their personal or regional legal rights. The complaints can be categorized in a variety of ways.

According to Google, some requests may charge infringement of intellectual property rights, while others may claim that local laws restricting the publication of specific sorts of material due to things like defamation have been violated.

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"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 stated in its monthly compliance report.

The introduction of the company's automatic identification procedures resulted 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," Mashable reported.

According to Google, some of our products will use automatic identification procedures to prevent the spread of harmful information, such as child sex abuse material and violent extremist content.

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-PTC News

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