Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has released a report stating that it took down over 27 million pieces of bad content on its platforms in India in June.

The content included hate speech, violence, child sexual abuse content, and misinformation.

Of the 27 million pieces of content, 21.8 million were removed from Facebook and 5.9 million were removed from Instagram. The most common type of content removed was hate speech, followed by violence and child sexual abuse content.

Between June 1-30, Facebook received 22,437 reports through the Indian grievance mechanism and said that it provided tools for users to resolve their issues in 3,507 cases.

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Meta said that it uses a variety of methods to detect and remove bad content, including automated tools and human reviewers. The company also said that it is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its users in India.

The report comes at a time when Meta is facing increasing scrutiny from regulators in India. In recent months, the Indian government has asked Meta to take down content that it deems to be harmful. Meta has complied with these requests, but it has also said that it is concerned about the impact of government censorship on free speech.

The report on bad content in India is the latest in a series of reports that Meta has released on its efforts to combat harmful content on its platforms. In May, Meta released a report stating that it had removed over 10 million pieces of hate speech from Facebook in India in the first quarter of 2023.

Meta’s efforts to combat harmful content on its platforms are ongoing. The company says that it is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its users, and it will continue to work to improve its detection and removal of bad content.

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