Twitter has suspended 44,611 Indian accounts for posting child sexual exploitation and objectionable nudity videos. This is particularly the case between September 26 – October 25, when Elon Musk bought Twitter.
Twitter had already suspended 52,141 such accounts in India between August 26 and September 25. Also, the Elon Musk-led micro-blogging platform has taken action by blocking 4,014 accounts that were allegedly promoting terrorist activities in India.
In a monthly statement, it said that 582 complaints were received simultaneously from Twitter users in India and action was taken against 20 URLs under the new IT Rules 2021. Earlier, between August 26 and September 25, Twitter received 157 complaints from users in India and took action against 129 URLs. It also said that 61 accounts that appealed against the suspended Twitter accounts have been given appropriate responses.
Earlier, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal had said in October that the response received from Twitter on child pornography complaints was incomplete and the commission was not satisfied with it.
Elon Musk had already expressed his deep regret over the child pornography videos on Twitter. In this context, the new IT norms by 2021 have directed large digital and social networking sites with more than 5 million users to submit monthly reports on allegations.