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SOURCE: IANS

Twitter, which is locked in a legal battle with the Indian government over content blocking orders, banned 45,191 accounts of the Indian users in the month of July over violation of its guidelines, the microblogging platform said in its monthly compliance report on Friday.

Twitter suspended 42,825 accounts for promoting child sexual exploitation, non-consensual nudity, and similar content in India, while blocking 2,366 more accounts for promoting terrorism, it said in its monthly compliance report as per the new IT Rules, 2021.

The microblogging platform received 874 grievances in the country through its local grievance mechanism from June 26-July 25, and took action on 70 complaints.

In June, Twitter had banned 43,140 accounts of the Indian users.

“While we welcome everyone to express themselves on our platform, we do not tolerate behaviour that harasses, threatens, dehumanises, or uses fear to silence the voices of others,” Twitter said in the report.

Under the new IT Rules, 2021, big digital and social media platforms, with more than 5 million users, have to publish monthly compliance reports.

Twitter receives complaints in its Grievance Officer-India channel that relate to account verification, account access, or seeking assistance or information regarding an account or Twitter’s enforcement actions.

In addition, Twitter processed 124 grievances which were appealing account suspensions.

“These were all resolved and the appropriate responses sent. We overturned none of these account suspensions after reviewing the specifics of the situation,” said the company.