Twitter bans over 45,000 accounts in India for breaking guidelines


Chandigarh, September 2: The most publicized micro-blogging site Twitter is in a legal battle with the Indian government and banned 45,191 Indian user accounts in July for violating its guidelines.

Meanwhile, Twitter has suspended 42,825 accounts promoting child sexual exploitation, non-consensual nudity and similar content in India, while blocking another 2,366 accounts promoting terrorism.

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Between June 26 and July 25, the microblogging platform’s local complaints mechanism in the country received 874 complaints, 70 of which were resolved.

More than 43,140 Indian user accounts were deactivated by Twitter in June.

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Twitter also said in a report, “While we welcome everyone to speak up on our platform, we do not condone behavior that harasses, threatens, dehumanizes, or uses fear to silence the voices of others.”

According to the new 2021 IT rules, all recognized social media platforms with around 5 million users must publish monthly compliance reports.

Meanwhile, Twitter receives all complaints on the Grievance Officer-India channel on any issues related to verifying accounts, seeking support, or regarding any account.

“These have all been resolved and appropriate responses have been sent. We have not reversed any of these account suspensions after reviewing the details of the situation,” the company said.

The compliance report came as whistleblower Peiter Zatko, a former Twitter security chief, alleged that the Indian government forced the platform to “hire a government agent on its payroll” and ” grant access to sensitive user data,” a claim that was dismissed. by Twitter.

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In May, Twitter moved the Karnataka High Court against the Indian government’s order to remove certain content from its platform.

-PTC News


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