Twitter bans over 45,000 accounts promoting sexual abuse, and terrorism in India!

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Twitter has revealed that the platform has banned around 45,191 Indian accounts in the month of July. In its monthly compliance report, the microblogging platform has revealed that it banned over 45,000 accounts of Indian users as they were in violation of the company's guidelines. In a detailed compliance report, Twitter has revealed that it has suspended 42,825 accounts in India for promoting child sexual abuse, non-consensual nudity, and similar content.

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2,366 Twitter accounts have been blocked for promoting terrorism. The report also reveals that the microblogging platform received 874 complaints and processed 70 complaints in the country through its local complaints mechanism between June 26 and July 25. In June, Twitter banned more than 43,140 accounts of Indian users.

For those unaware, large digital and social media platforms with over 5 million users will have to publish monthly compliance reports under the new IT Rules 2021.

Twitter receives complaints in its Grievances Officer-India channel regarding verification of accounts, access to accounts, or seeking assistance or information regarding an account or Twitter's enforcement actions.

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In addition, Twitter processed 124 complaints appealing for account suspensions.

"All of these have been resolved and appropriate responses have been sent. We have not revoked the suspension of any of these accounts after reviewing the specifics of the situation," the company said.

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