According to the company, it took down 2,307 accounts for promoting terrorism on its platform in the country. In total, X banned 12,82,414 accounts in the reporting period in India, the company said in its monthly report it published in compliance with the new IT Rules, 2021.
Under the IT Rules 2021, social media platforms that have more than 5 million users have to publish monthly compliance reports.
The company received 1,467 complaints from users in India in the same time frame through its grievance redressal mechanisms during the July-August month timeframe. In addition, X processed 78 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 received 10 requests related to general questions about Twitter accounts during this reporting period,” it added.
Twitter said it processed four grievances which were appealing account suspensions.
What were the complaints about
Most complaints from India were about abuse/harassment (1,267), followed by hateful conduct (62), child sexual exploitation (43), and privacy infringement (27).
In the ‘June-July’ period, X Corp banned a record 23,95,495 accounts, and between May 26 and June 25, the company banned 5,44,473 accounts in India. It also took down 1,772 accounts for promoting terrorism on its platform in the country.