Twitter bans Indian Accounts of more than 43,000 in June due to violating its norms and guidelines. Twitter had already banned 46,000+ Indian accounts in May where 1,698 complaints were received via its local grievance mechanism. Now, fighting a legal battle with the Indian government, Twitter bans Indian accounts over 43,140 to content blocking.
Twitter Bans Indian Accounts for Violating T&C
According to a report, Twitter has purged 40,982 accounts for non-consensual nudity, child sexual exploitation, and more similar content. However, it banned 2,158 accounts that are promoting terrorism. Even the microblogging platform received 724 grievances through a local mechanism in the country between 26th May to 25th June and took action against 122 complaints.
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Under 2021’s new Information Technology Rules of India, every digital and social media platform, having more than 5 million users, must have to publish user compliance reports every month. In a report, Twitter said, “While we are allowing everyone to express on our platform, we don’t tolerate any threatens, harass behaviour, dehumanises, and uses fear to silence the voices of others”.
According to Article 4(d) of the Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code, Twitter needed to publish a monthly report of its complaint handling process in the country, take action against them, and the number of URLs as a result of proactive monitoring actions that Twitter has taken.
In May 2022, the IT Ministry did not pass “the test of the grounds under Section 69A of the IT Act” to bocking some content on Twitter. So, Twitter went to the Karnataka High Court against the content blocking order by the Indian Government. However, the IT Ministry had warned Twitter in June 2022 to take strict actions against some content to bring them down.
So, that’s all for today. I hope this article will help you to be aware of Twitter’s norms. And, you will be more careful while using twitter and avoid violations to keep your twitter account safe. Also, share this article with others to make them aware. You can share your thoughts in the comments without any hesitation. So, keep commenting and stay tuned with us. Thanks for reading.!