Facebook slams infringing content in first half of 2017

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This number is up a whopping 50% from previous year, with Facebook adding that there has been a massive 304% increase in the number of content restrictions around violating local law. Rightsholders can send takedown requests for unauthorized uses to a team of Facebook content analysts.

Further, the Facebook Transparency Report also revealed a massive 304% surge in the number of content restrictions related to the violation of local laws. For the second half of 2016, content was restricted only around 7000 times, suggesting a fourfold increase in the takedown requests, notes The Verge.

The report did not say if any request was made for termination of any account.

Today we are releasing our Transparency Report, previously called the Government Requests Report, for the first half of 2017. Those requests asked for data on 41,492 users, and the social media giant gave data on 83.4 percent of them.

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Facebook met 45 per cent of the queries made by the government of Bangladesh in the first six months of 2017, according to the latest transparency report of the social networking site. In any case, a lot of that figure can be followed back to a deplorable shooting at a school in Mexico, which brought about Facebook confining access to 20,506 bits of substance.

"We continue to carefully scrutinise each request we receive for account data - whether from an authority in the US, Europe, or elsewhere - to make sure it is legally sufficient". Overall, Facebook restricted 20,527 pieces of content reported by Mexican authorities. The company stated that they are concerned about the internet disruptions, which can be a hurdle to the businesses and restrict people from sharing and communicating with their family and friends. NSLs are controversial orders that enable U.S. authorities, commonly the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to secretly demand user information from companies without requiring a warrant. So far it's been cleared to disclose five NSLs it received between 2012 and 2015. Around 70,000 requests for copyright were submitted to Instagram, with 685,000 posts removed.

Fake cases against Instagram content rose relentlessly in the primary portion of 2017, with June's grievance number (2,191 reports) higher than the quantity of protestations petitioned for Facebook in April and near different months. On Instagram, it took action against 108,094 posts following 10,231 counterfeit claims.

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