X bans over 2 lakh accounts in India for policy violation

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | April 13, 2024 IST

X bans over 2 lakh accounts in India for policy violation

New Delhi, April 13: Elon Musk-run X Corp banned a record 2,12,627 accounts in India between February 26 and March 25, mostly for promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity.

The micro-blogging platform also took down 1,235 accounts for promoting terrorism on its platform in the country.

In total, X banned 213,862 accounts in the reporting period in the country.

X, in its monthly report in compliance with the new IT Rules, 2021, said that it received 5,158 complaints from users in India in the same time frame through its grievance redressal mechanisms.

In addition, X processed 86 grievances which were appealing account suspensions.

"We overturned 7 of these account suspensions after reviewing the specifics of the situation. The remaining reported accounts remain suspended," said the company.

"We received 29 requests related to general questions about accounts during this reporting period," it added.

Most complaints from India were about ban evasion (3,074), followed by sensitive adult content (953), hateful conduct (412), and abuse/harassment (359).

Between January 26 and February 25, X banned 5,06,173 accounts in India.

The micro-blogging platform also took down 1,982 accounts for promoting terrorism on its platform in the country.

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