Twitter banned a record 682,420 accounts promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity in India between January 26 and February 25 as it struggles to become profitable under Elon Musk and makes drastic decisions that enrage users.
Under Musk’s leadership, the microblogging platform also removed 1,548 accounts for promoting terrorism on its platform in the country.
In its monthly report in accordance with the new IT Rules, 2021, Twitter stated that it received only 73 complaints from users in India during the same time period via its grievance redressal mechanisms.
In addition, Twitter handled 27 grievances regarding 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.
Big digital and social media platforms with more than 5 million users are required to publish monthly compliance reports under the new IT Rules 2021.
The report comes as Twitter prepares to remove all legacy verified Blue check marks on April 1, and users will have to pay either Rs 900 per month or Rs 9,400 per year to carry the Blue Badge with verification, which comes with some additional benefits such as the ability to edit tweets and post longer text/videos.