Twitter banned 48,624 accounts for policy violations in India


Elon Musk-run Twitter banned 45,589 accounts in India between October 26 and November 25 for promoting child sexual abuse and non-consensual nudity. The micro-blogging platform, which is undergoing a churn under its new owner, also suspended 3,035 accounts for allegedly promoting terrorism in the country.

Twitter removed over 48,000 accounts in India

Overall, Twitter banned 48,624 accounts in India in the period under review.

Twitter, in its monthly report on compliance with the new IT Rules, 2021, said it received 755 complaints from users in India in the same time-frame through its complaint redressal mechanism and took action on 121 URLs out of them.

These include complaints received from individual users along with court orders.

Most complaints from India were about abuse/harassment (681), IP-related violations (35), hateful conduct (20), and privacy violations (15).

In its new report, Twitter said it also processed 22 complaints that were appealing account suspensions.

“These were all resolved and an appropriate response was sent. We have not reversed the suspension of any of these accounts after reviewing the specifics of the situation. All accounts remain suspended,” the company said.

“We also received 1 request regarding general questions about Twitter accounts during this reporting period,” the company said.

Under the new IT Rules 2021, large digital and social media platforms with more than 5 million users will have to publish monthly compliance reports.


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