Why did Meta delete 2.29 billion Instagram and Facebook posts in November?

Why did Meta delete 2.29 billion Instagram and Facebook posts in November?

In November, Meta removed 2.29 million posts from Facebook and Instagram; several users said their accounts had been hacked. According to the company’s India Monthly Report, the social media giant, Meta taken action against more over 2.29 crore pieces of content posted by Indian users on Facebook and Instagram in November. Instagram users filed 2,368 complaints with Meta under the IT Rules of 2021, with the most common being for account hacking (939), followed by fraudulent profiles (891), bullying or harassment (136), content depicting the user in nudity or partial nudity or in a sexual act (94) and other issues.

According to the information in the report, the business took action on more than 1.95 billion pieces of content on Facebook and 33.9 lakh pieces of content on Instagram. On Facebook alone, the corporation removed almost 1.49 crore instances of spam content, followed by 18 lakh items relating to “Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity,” and 12 lakh items relating to “Violent and Graphic Content.”

On Instagram, Meta removed 10 lakh pieces of content pertaining to self-harm and suicide, 7.27 lakh posts pertaining to violent content, 7.12 lakh posts pertaining to adult narcissism and sexual activity, 4.84 lakh posts pertaining to bullying or harassment, 2.25 lakh pieces of content that it identified as promoting “violence and incitement,” along with other content that violated its guidelines.

According to the report, Facebook users primarily expressed concern about their accounts being hacked, followed by issues with lost access to pages they maintained, bullying or harassment, and content depicting people in nudity or partial nudity or performing a sexual act. When users were unable to access pages, the company addressed every issue.

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