The US-based microblogging platform, Twitter, revealed that it suspended 43,140 accounts proactively from May 26, 2022 and June 25, 2022 in a report published in compliance with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. A break-up of data provided by Twitter disclsoed that 40,982 accounts were suspended for promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity whereas the remaining accounts (2,158) were taken down for promoting terrorism. Why it matters: The compliance reports are an indicator of how major social media companies deal with user grievances. They also shed light on issues of the most concern an average Indian user on social media, they also explain what kind of action is taken by the platform to address concerns of these users. Overview of grievances: The company said that it received 724 grievances in total out of which a majority of them (536) were over abuse and harassment. The company said that it took action against 42 such URLs. Twitter also said that it took action against 122 URLs in total out of which 22 URLs were taken down for hateful conduct. It is notable that the second-most number of complaints received by Twitter were for hateful conduct. The company processed 134 grievances in the one-month period. The microblogging platform also processed 52 grievances appealing Twitter account suspensions. It added that the grievances were resolved by the company and none of the suspensions were overturned following the reviewing. [caption id="attachment_166325" align="alignnone" width="1012"] Source: Twitter[/caption] “We also received…
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The majority of grievances received by Twitter this years in India were over abuse and harassment, it said in its compliance report
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