Elon Musk's X Axed Over 5 Lakh Accounts In India For Policy Breaches

In a decisive move to enforce its community standards, X Corp has purged over 5 lakh user accounts in India, citing policy violations particularly those related to child safety and terrorism

What Happened: The action took place between January 26 and February 25, targeting accounts involved in child sexual exploitation, non-consensual nudity, and the promotion of terrorism. The total number of accounts banned during this period reached 5,08,155.

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The company’s monthly report, adhering to India’s IT Rules 2021, revealed that it had received 14,421 complaints via its grievance mechanisms. X Corp also reviewed 41 grievances related to account suspensions, resulting in one reinstatement while upholding the suspension of the remaining accounts.

Most complaints received were regarding ban evasion, with a significant number also pertaining to the promotion of suicide or self-harm, hateful conduct, and abuse/harassment. The figures marked a significant increase from the previous reporting period, where 2,31,215 accounts were banned for similar reasons.

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