News Karnataka
Thursday, April 18 2024

Twitter bans over 6.8 lakh Indian accounts in major overhaul

Twitter bans over 6.8 lakh Indian accounts in major overhaul
Photo Credit : IANS

New Delhi: Struggling to become profitable under Elon Musk as it takes drastic decisions which have infuriated users, Twitter banned a record 682,420 accounts promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity in India between January 26 and February 25.

The micro-blogging platform, going through a churning under Musk, also took down 1,548 accounts for promoting terrorism on its platform in the country.

Twitter, in its monthly report in compliance with the new IT Rules, 2021, said that it received just 73 complaints from users in India in the same time-frame through its grievance redressal mechanisms.

In addition, Twitter processed 27 grievances which were appealing account suspensions.

“We overturned 10 of these account suspensions after reviewing the specifics of the situation. The remaining reported accounts remain suspended,” said the company.

“We also received 24 requests related to general questions about Twitter accounts during this reporting period,” it added.

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

The report came as Twitter was set to remove all legacy verified Blue check marks from April 1, and the users will have to pay either Rs 900 a month or Rs 9,400 a year to carry the Blue Badge with verification, with some additional benefits like an ability to edit tweets and post longer text/videos.

Read more:

Twitter to soon let users adjust algorithm: Musk

Post Twitter poll, Elon Musk says he will step down as CEO

Twitter to increase 280 character limit to 4,000, says Musk

Apple ‘fully resumed’ advertising on Twitter, says Musk

Musk pauses OpenAI chatbot access to Twitter database

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp