Meta took down 2.29 Crore posts on Facebook, Instagram in November; Many users have complained about hacked accounts

Social media giant Meta took action against more than 2.29 crore pieces of content created by Indian users on Facebook and Instagram in November, according to the monthly India report released by the company on Thursday.

The company has taken action against over 1.95 crore content on Facebook and 33.9 lakh content on Instagram, according to data shared in report.

The company took down over 1.49 crore cases of spam content, followed by 18 lakh content related to “Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity” and 12 lakh related to “Violence and Graphic Content” etc. on Facebook per se.

On Instagram, Meta took action against 10 lakh posts related to suicide and self-harm, 7.27 lakh posts related to violent content, 7.12 lakh nudity and sexual activity content, 4.84 lakh posts related to abuse or harassment, 2.25 lakh pieces of content it identifies as promoting “violence and incitement”, besides taking action on other content that violates its guidelines.

Meta received 2,368 complaints under the IT Rules 2021 from Instagram users, with the highest number of complaints being about a hacked account (939), followed by a fake profile (891), abuse or harassment (136), content showing the user in nudity or partial nudity or during a sexual act (94), etc.

“From these incoming reports, we provided tools for users to resolve their issues in 1,124 cases,” Meta said.

The company acted on 555 complaints of fake profiles, 253 cases of hacked accounts, 31 complaints of abuse or harassment and 30 cases of content showing the user in the nude or partially nude or in a sexual act.

The social media giant received 889 complaints under the IT Rules 2021 on Facebook, for which it provided tools to resolve user issues in 511 cases.

Facebook users complained most about their accounts being hacked, followed by losing access to pages that users manage, abuse or harassment, and content showing users in the nude or partially nude or in a sexual act, according to the report. The company resolved all complaints in cases of loss of user access to pages.

However, in the case of fake profiles, it acted on only 73 complaints, 40 complaints about hacked accounts, 29 cases of abuse or harassment and only 17 complaints about content showing the user in nudity or partial nudity or in a sexual act, because . according to the report.

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