X Corp, under the leadership of Elon Musk and now known as X, has implemented stringent measures to ensure the safety and integrity of its platform in India. In the period from September 26 to October 25, a total of 234,584 accounts were banned, with the majority being flagged for promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity. This move is part of the ongoing transformation within the micro-blogging platform since Musk appointed Linda Yaccarino as the new X CEO.
During the same reporting period, X took action against 2,755 accounts found to be promoting terrorism. In adherence to the new IT Rules, 2021, the company disclosed that it received 3,229 user complaints from India through its grievance redressal mechanisms. Additionally, X processed 78 grievances related to account suspensions, ultimately overturning 43 of them after careful review.
The company received 53 requests for general information about accounts during this reporting period. The majority of complaints from Indian users pertained to hateful conduct (1,424), followed by abuse/harassment (917), child sexual exploitation (366), and sensitive adult content (231).
Under the regulations outlined in the new IT Rules 2021, digital and social media platforms with more than 5 million users are required to publish monthly compliance reports. In the previous reporting period (August 26 to September 25), X had banned 557,764 accounts in India and took down 1,675 accounts for promoting terrorism.
Furthermore, between July 26 and August 25, the company had banned 1,280,107 accounts and removed 2,307 accounts for promoting terrorism in India. Amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, X has taken action against over 325,000 pieces of content violating its terms of service, including instances of violent speech and hateful conduct. The continuous efforts reflect X's commitment to maintaining a secure and responsible online environment.
(With Agency Inputs)