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Twitter bans over 25 lakh accounts in India

Twitter has released its monthly report stating that it has banned a record-breaking 2,551,623 accounts in India between March 26 and April 25 for promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity. Additionally, 2,249 accounts were taken down for promoting terrorism on the platform, resulting in a total of 2,553,881 account bans during that period.

During the same timeframe, Twitter received 158 complaints from Indian users through its grievance redressal mechanisms. The majority of these complaints were related to abuse/harassment (83), followed by sensitive adult content (41), hateful conduct (19), and defamation (12).

Under the IT Rules 2021, digital and social media platforms with over 5 million users are required to publish monthly compliance reports, and Twitter has been adhering to this rule.

Regarding the suspended accounts, Twitter conducted a review and overturned three of them after assessing the specific circumstances. However, the remaining reported accounts remain suspended.

Twitter also addressed four grievances related to appealing account suspensions. No requests pertaining to general questions about Twitter accounts were received during this reporting period.

According to another report, Twitter approved 83% of government requests to restrict or block content globally, including in India. Since Elon Musk’s takeover in October 2022, the platform has received 971 requests from governments, as reported by Spanish publication El Pais.

Recent reports indicate that the value of Twitter has significantly declined since Elon Musk’s acquisition. It is currently estimated to be worth $15 billion, which is approximately 33% of the $44 billion purchase price.

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