#SocialMediaComplianceWatch: an analysis of Compliance Reports for the month of October

Google (including YouTube), Facebook, Instagram, ShareChat, Snap, Twitter and WhatsApp have released their reports in compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the IT Rules 2021 for the month of October, 2021. The latest of these reports was made available in December, 2021. The reports continue to suffer from the same shortcomings, which exhibits a lack of effort on the part of the SSMIs and the government to further transparency and accountability in platform governance. The SSMIs have continued to not report on government requests, used misleading metrics, and not disclosed how they use algorithms for proactive monitoring. You can read our analysis of the previous reports here.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/compliance-report-oct/