Elon Musk’s company, X Corp (previously known as Twitter), stopped a large number of accounts in India, a total of 237,339, from September 26 to October 25.
The banned accounts mainly shared inappropriate content related to pedophilia and non-consensual nudity.
Additionally, 2,755 accounts were closed due to accusations of promoting terrorism in the country.
Why did the platform shut down more than 200,000 accounts?
X, as mentioned in its monthly report following the new IT Rules of 2021, shared that it got 3,229 complaints from its Indian users during the same period using its complaint resolution system.
Also, X dealt with 78 more complaints challenging account suspensions.
What did the company say?
“After looking into the details of the situation, we lifted the suspension for 43 of these accounts,” the company explained.
“The other reported accounts will stay suspended. We got 53 requests with general questions about accounts during this time,” it mentioned.
The most complaints from India were about hateful behavior (1,424). Additionally, there were reports of abuse/harassment (917), pedophilia (366), and sensitive adult content (231).
From August 6 to September 25, X closed over 500,000 accounts
From August 6 to September 25, X stopped 557,764 accounts in India.
Also, X shut down 1,675 accounts for promoting terrorism on the platform.
From July 26 to August 25, the company stopped 1,280,107 accounts and removed 2,307 accounts for promoting terrorism on its platform in the country.
Elon Musk’s former partner has reportedly taken action on more than 325,000 pieces of content that go against its rules during the Israel-Hamas war.
This content includes violent language and behavior that promotes hate.