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    New IT Rules 2021: Effect of IT rules, Facebook took action on 1.62 crore content in November

    New Delhi. Social media company Meta (formerly Facebook) took action on more than 162 million content on Facebook in India in 13 violation categories during November. The company gave this information on Friday. According to the details shared in the company’s Monthly Compliance Report, Facebook’s photo-sharing platform Instagram processed more than 32 lakh content across 12 categories during this period.

    Compliance report required to be published under new IT rules
    Under the IT rules that came into force in the year 2021, large digital platforms (with more than 5 million users) are required to publish compliance reports every month. This report contains details of complaints received and action taken on them. It also includes details of content removed through automatic monitoring.

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    New IT rules have come into existence from May 25
    New IT rules have come into existence in the country from May 25, 2021. Under these, it is mandatory for social media companies to set up a grievance redressal system for redressal of user complaints. Under the new IT rules, large social media intermediaries with 50 lakh users will have to appoint Grievance Officer, Nodal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. The officers to be appointed to these posts should be residents of India. Criminal action can be taken against social media companies for not following the rules.

    There are crores of users of WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram in India
    According to the figures given by the Government of India earlier this year, there are 53 crore users of WhatsApp, 41 crores of Facebook and 21 crores of Instagram in the country.

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