Koo, Google file compliance report, Facebook to follow suit

Google and Koo have filed their compliance report as per the requirement below the brand new IT guidelines – which got here into impact on May 26.

As per the brand new IT regulation, giant social media firms want to publish periodic compliance reviews each month, mentioning the main points of complaints acquired and motion taken.

Social media firms have to submit a compliance report each month, in accordance with Rule 4(d) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 of the Government of India.


Koo, has filed its compliance report for the month of June 2021. The firm in its report states that it’s going to publish the report on the primary day of every month, and it is going to be obtainable on the general public platform.

The report for June 2021 reveals that of the 5,502 complaints reported by the customers, 22.7 per cent (1,253) had been eliminated, whereas different motion was taken in opposition to the remaining 4,249. Similarly, Koo took steps to proactively average 54,235 accounts, of which 2.2 per cent (1,996) had been eliminated whereas different actions had been taken in opposition to the remaining 52,239.

‘Other action’ consists of overlay, blur, ignore, warn, and so on., of accounts that don’t adjust to Government of India tips.

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Aprayameya Radhakrishna, Founder & CEO, Koo stated: “As Koo gains tractions across India, we will ensure that Koo respects the law of the land and meets the requirements, enabling every country to define its own digital ecosystem. This Compliance Report is one step in that direction.”

“As part of Koo’s continued efforts to make social media a safer place and provide transparency for users, we are happy to be the first social media platform to publish a Compliance Report. We will continue to make efforts to make social media a safe place for all users,”he added.


96 per cent of the complainants received by Google were related to copyright.

The company has submitted its first compliance report, in which it stated that it received 27,762 complaints during the period between April 1 and April 30, of which 26,707 or 96 per cent were for copyright.

The company acted on 59,350 requests raised by users during the period, a majority of which again were related to copyright infringement.

In its next report, the platform will also include data on removals done on the basis of automated selection as well as data on impersonation and graphic sexual content complaints that it has received after May 25.

“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. When we receive complaints regarding content on our platforms, we review them carefully,” Google stated within the report.

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Social media giant Facebook has informed the government that it will submit its report on July 2 which will be an interim report, the full report will be published by July 15.

The July 15 report by Facebook will also contain data related to WhatsApp. The report will have details of user complaints received and action taken.

Facebook spokesperson said, “In accordance with the IT Rules, we’ll publish an interim report for the interval May 15-June 15 on July 2. This report will include particulars of the content material that we’ve eliminated proactively utilizing our automated instruments.”

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